Damers First School has been awarded Eco Schools Primary Eco School of the Year Award. Eco–Schools is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that aims to “empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated and socially responsible learning. Introduced in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit, Eco–Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and is managed in England by Keep Britain Tidy.
Eco Schools is implemented in 67 countries around the world with 19,800 registered Eco Schools in England. Mr Moore represented Damers First School at the Awards Day held at the Etihad stadium, the home of Manchester City. He met Steve Backshall, adventurer and ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy. Lee Wray Davis the Manager of Eco Schools was also there along with other schools collecting awards.
The school received a trophy and a signed book by Steve Backshall. Eco Schools were very impressed by Damers First School embedding sustainability work across the school curriculum for the past 5 years. They were also very impressed to learn that the children have inspired the local community to act on single use plastic, been to Westminster to meet Michael Gove to discuss the importance of an ‘all in’ system for the Deposit Recycle Scheme with support from CPRE and Litter Free Dorset and appeared on CBBC Newsround.