Hope Town Primary School is a registered Eco-School in Abaco and a member of Sandwatch - "Children, youth and adults
monitoring beaches and taking effective action to enhance their environment"

We are heavily involved in monitoring the beaches in our community, using standardized methods to measure beach changes, keeping it litter free, planting native shore plants like sea oats to prevent erosion, working with homeowners near the shores to ensure they do their part in preventing coastal erosion, involving the wider community every step of the way, and linking these actions to our curriculum.  Hope Town Primary School has also adopted a mangrove patch near the harbour that we monitor and keep litter free and a vegetable garden has just been completed, which serves to give back to the community. 

Eco-Schools is an international programme of environmental and sustainable developmental education for schools. Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) is the founder of the programme and Eco-Schools is just one out of their five programmes.

It is a management and certification programme where students are involved in the decision-making process and activities.

The aim of Eco-Schools is to raise students awareness of sustainable development issues through classroom study and community action.

The themes  the students can explore are:, Water, Waste/Litter, Energy, Nature and Biodiversity, School Grounds, Transport/Sustainable Mobility, Healthy Living, Noise, Local Agenda 21 and Climate Change.


 

References
 http://www.eco-schools.org/
 http://www.nwf.org/ecoschools

 


 

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