Having recently been awarded the International Eco- School’s top environmental award, Green Flag Status, teams of children from Dumpton are ensuring that energy saving stays at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

‘Switch off Fortnight’ is a yearly project encouraging people’s efforts to ‘switch off’ and ‘say goodbye to standby.’ The self-styled Paper Police are responsible for weekly collections from every classroom and office within the school, cutting refuse by a third.

Schemes for improving our biodiversity are ongoing. Recently 100 sapling trees have been planted around the school grounds to preserve the natural environment. The allotments have been developed and maintained by keen gardeners in each year group, and bird boxes (decorated by the pupils) and bat boxes have been installed. The Dumpton bees produce wonderful honey and local planting is designed to attract and support their important work.

The recent addition of an outdoor classroom will ensure our conservation journey continues for many years to come.