In the autumn of 2008 SK began to work with the Eco Reps at the school on developing a 'Green Cred' scheme. This was based on an idea borrowed from Daniel Scharf who first implemented it as his school in Drayton, Oxfordshire (see The children devised a questionnaire to be given out to all families to encourage them to think about their household energy use. The scores earned badges in 4 categories: Eco-Fledgling, Eco-Warrior, Eco-Champion and Eco-Hero. Click Green cred questionnaire to see the document.  

Green Cred badges, Levels 4 (Fledgling) to 1 (Hero)

  A short documentary film explaining the whole scheme has now been made for Sustainable Kirtlington by William Simpson, a graduate of Oxford Brookes Film Studies programme, with financial assistance from the Oxfordshire Community Action Groups. To see the film, click on the arrow on the still image below:   In 2009-2010 we worked on energy-saving in the school and the children took regular readings of gas and electricity use. Then in the summer of 2010, with the aid of a grant from Cherwell District Council we were able to employ Andy Russell of Different Films, a Kirtlington resident, to help the children make a film about waste. The film - The Waste Case -  was entered in the Oxford Sustainability and Conservation Awards and won FIRST PRIZE!  

Invitation to see the film and celebrate the 'OSCA'

Copies of the film as CDs are available from Andy for £5. Go to his website: and follow the links. The prize money is being used to make a wildlife pond in the school grounds.

Sensory garden, with recycled flower pot sculpture


Collage made by Foundation Stage children for the Footprint Fair

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