Environmental Reviews & Action Plans

As an introduction to eco-projects, each school is asked to complete its own environmental review, share this with their link school and create an action plan along the lines of the Eco schools framework. Through the eco-committee, all minutes of meetings should be shared and joint approaches to handle some of the environmental issues will be agreed.

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The environmental review and action plan enables schools to share information relating to eco-topics in a simple format. An environmental review allows schools to see what their partner school is like. 

This is a shorter version of the full Eco-schools environmental review, (leaving out issues that clearly do not affect both schools).

The environmental review is not a tick box exercise! It is meant to unearth differences between life and culture in the different countries. Please use the comments box to explore issues. 

 
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For instance, in the section "Healthy Living" it asks "does the school include education on healthy eating and basic food/personal hygiene practices in the curriculum?". Both schools may legitimately answer this question “yes”, but the exploration should include what does “yes” mean.

UK and Malawi will have totally different criteria. So use the comments to ask some penetrating questions. It is through this exploration that understanding will take place at a deeper level.

Once the environmental review has been completed, each school will share their action plan, which will reflect the local context of each school. Joint solutions to global issues can be discovered.

“A successful schools linking programme is based on shared communication, which proves difficult if the school in Malawi has no electricity and therefore no IT facility.

Starfish Malawi however have a dedicated team based in both countries to support you with this.”
— Holly Nicholls (UK Schools Linking Coordinator)


Downloads:

Starfish Environmental Review

Starfish Action Plan
 

Environmental Review Leaders

The following schools are doing some tremendous work in this area and are also really leading the way regarding this essential eco-project.

Over the coming weeks and months it is our sincere wish that more and more schools are added to this list from the UK and Malawi so we can really start to develop some best practice ways of teaching and learning through sharing ideas.

Thank you all for the wonderful work you've done so far in making new steps towards improving our schools' environments in both countries.

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Please send us all your images, reports, case studies, photos and other Starfishers good works so we can put them on the website.

Thank you.

 

UK Schools

Borough Green Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2013

Brunswick House Primary School: Environmental Review - Feb 2013

Christ's College:Environmental Review - March 2013

Danson Primary School:Environmental Review - November 2014

Etchingham Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Forest Academy (Primary School):Environmental Review - Jan 2013 /Action Plan Jan 2013

The High Weald Academy:Environmental Review - March 2013

High Holden:Environmental Review - March 2014 / Action Plan - March 2014

Hollingbourne Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan - 2013 /Action Plan - Jan 2013

Holy Trinity CE Primary School:Case Study - Oct 2014

Horsted Infants:Environmental Review - Feb 2013

Hunton CE Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 /Environmental Review 2 - Jan 2013Action Plan 1 - Jan 2013/Action Plan 2 - Jan 2013

Hurst Green CE Primary School:Environmental Review - Nov 2012

Ightham Primary School: Environmental Review - March 2012 / Action Plan - June 2011

Lawn Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2013 / Action Plan - March 2013

Maddingford Park Junior School: Environmental Review - March 2013

Old Bexley CE Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Sandringham Infant School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Sissinghurst (VA) CE Primary School:Environmental Review 1 - Jan 2013 / Environmental Review 2 - Jan 2013 / Action Plan - Oct 2012

Storrington First School (Primary School):Environmental Review - March 2013

St Margarets Junior CE Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 / Case Study - Oct 2014

St Marks CE Primary School:Environmental Review - March / Action Plan - March 2013

St Michaels CE Primary School: Environmental Review - March 2013

Swadelands School:Environmental Review - March 2013

Ticehurst & Filmwell CE Primary School:Pupil Environmental Review - Jan 2014

Trinity CE Primary School: Environmental Review - Feb 2013

Weeting VC Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2013

 

Malawi Schools

Chikowa Primary School:Action Plan - April 2013 / March 2014

Chigombe Primary School:Action Plan - Jan 2013 / March 2014

Chikomambuzi Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Chikombola Primary school:Environmental Review - Feb 2014

Chikwana Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Chilanga Primary School:Environmental Review - Feb 2014

Chiluwa 2 Primary School:Environmental Review - Sept 2013

Chimeweta Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Chipoka 1 Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Chitala Primary School: Action plan - 2013Environmental review - March 2014

Chitiwiri Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kajendere Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2013

Kalonga Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kambwiri Primary School:Action Plan - 2013 Environmental Review -March 2014

Kanthona Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Kaphatenga Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kaphirintiwa Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kapira Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kaputu Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Kathenga Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 / Feb 2014

Katitima Primary School: Case Study 2011- 2012Action Plan - Feb 2013 / Environmental Review and  Action Plan 2014

Kaufipa Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 / Environmental Review 2014

Kauyemba Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Maganga Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Makanda Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2013 / Feb 2014

Matenje Primary School:Action Plan - 2013Environmental Review - March 2014

Malowa Secondary School:Environmental Review - May 2013

Mchoka Primary School: Environmental Review - Nov 2012 /Environmental Review 2013 / Action Plan - 2013March 2014 / Case Study 2014

Mkanakhoti Primary School:Environmental Review - Sept 2012

Mikute Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Mkanakhoti Primary School:Environmental Review - Feb 2014

Msalura Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Msezaumodzi Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013

Mtiya Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Napache Primary School:Environmental Review - Oct 2012

Naluva Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Ngodzi Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Ngolowindo Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Salima Secondary School:Environmental Review - Nov 2012 / March 2014

Simaewa Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Sopani Secondary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 / March 2014

Thasa Primary School:Environmental Review - Jan 2013 / March 2014

Thavite Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Thawale Primary School:Environmental Review - March 2014

Thugulu Primary School:Action Plan - March 2013 / Feb 2014

VazalaPrimary School:Environmental Review - March 2013