Eco School

Who we are

Ashley School is recognised as one of the world’s leading eco schools. In 2009 we received the highly acclaimed Ashden award for our efforts in sustainable energy. In 2012 we were awarded the European Commission funded U4 Energy award for sustainable energy and attended the European Awards Ceremony in Brussels. In December 2013, our Year Six New Leaders in Sustainability expedition to the Alps in Chamonix won the Educational Visits category in the Educational Business awards. Ashley is also proud to have ‘Green Flag’ status through Eco Schools.

Education Business Award winner, December 2013

Education Business Awards, December 2013

Sustainable living and learning is at the heart of the curriculum and everything we do at Ashley, with all our half termly topics directly linked to an element of sustainable living. We look to develop energy and environmentally conscious individuals who care about the world around them and understand what is required to sustain individual, team and global well-being. This is an approach that is supported by Ofsted :

“Education for sustainable development is about equipping learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to be effective citizens in a complex and changing world through the curriculum… Through education, people may develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions about the way we do things, individually and collectively, locally and globally, that will improve quality of life now without damaging the planet in the future.” (Ofsted,  Sustainable Development in Learning and Skills Inspections, February 2012.)

Here is a video sharing how we live and learn at Ashley School:

“Sustainability is loving everything and everyone!!!” (Maya Lewsey)

“For me sustainability means looking after our world and our friends.” (Tom Davis)

“To me, sustainability is caring for our world and living in harmony with it.” (Alex Barlow)

“Sustainability means respecting the lifecycle of interdependence in everything.”(Kiry Valambhia)

 

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