About Eco Schools

Our environmentally-minded children from the Prince of Wales School shot to the top of the award stakes when they were awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag back in 2015. This made us officially one of the most sustainable schools in the country. 

As we fly the Eco-Schools Flag, we join schools in over 50 countries worldwide, from Kenya and Kazakhstan to the US and Australia, to have earned the prestigious award.

The Eco-Schools programme guides The Prince of Wales School along a pathway of sustainable improvements, helping us to enhance the school surroundings, save money and reduce our impact on the environment. Our work is led by pupil action teams who co-ordinate eco projects around the school.  It’s a chance for children to not only learn about and take action on today’s environmental challenges but also to practice leadership skills like teamwork and public speaking, and help build a thriving school community.

Fantastic Eco-projects at the Prince of Wales School have been brought into the curriculum. Additional activities this year have included litter-picking campaigns, numerous activities to promote recycling and composting, creating a “Green Procurement Policy”, holding “Switch-Off Days” and being involved in a film made by Communities Living Sustainably.

The Green Flag Assessor, Sarah Wilberforce, commented on how enthusiastic the children in the Eco team were during her visit and how knowledgeable they are about environmental issues

The Prince of Wales School was supported along the way to Eco-Schools status by Dorset County Council through the Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset, a 3-year Big Lottery sponsored project in West Dorset aimed at helping all members of the community adapt to climate change and adopt more environmentally sustainable lifestyles.