Millfield Prep is an Eco-School. We were awarded our first Green Flag in January 2006 and we officially raised the flag on our third Eco day, the following June. Since then we have been inspected every two years and have managed to retain the flag.
Our school is committed to working towards creating a sustainable environment for our pupils to live, work and play in. The Green Council is the hub of our environmental activities with every class having a Green Rep who promotes environmental awareness amongst their class mates and brings their ideas to the council meetings, which are held every term.
Pre-Prep children enjoy weekly Forest School sessions in addition to lots of Explore Days and growing their own fruit, vegetables and flowers, whilst the older children all do an environment-themed rotation as part of Wednesday afternoon multi-activities. This could be apple-picking in the school orchard to make juice for the May Fair, or something with a bit more elbow grease, like making paths in the local bird reserves, depending on the season.
We run an Eco Day every two years with a wide range of activities, when we aim to get children outdoors as much as possible, interacting with their local environment both in school and in the surrounding rich habitat of the Somerset Levels. This might involve anything from preserving wetland habitat with local community environmental trusts, to making pigments from natural materials for artwork or even dissecting owl pellets to learn about their feeding habits! Each year we draw up an action plan and each term we have a ‘campaign' to focus on some aspect of our plan to achieve our goals.
Each year we draw up an action plan and each term we have a ‘campaign' to focus on an aspect of our plan to achieve our goals.
View our Eco-code (pdf / 202kb)
Latest "Green Matters" news can be found in the weekly Prep School Newsletter.