Damers First School Eco work has developed over the last 8 years. They achieved the Eco Schools Green Flag three times in 2016, 2018, 2020, won Eco Schools Primary Eco School of the Year, Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Schools Champion and Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Best Group in 2019.
With the help of volunteers they started a school garden including a bottle greenhouse enabling children to garden every afternoon, planting vegetables. The school gained RHS 5* status in 2017. For three years running the school won the Young Enterprise Fiver Challenge with their environmentally friendly products including: Garden Grenades – recycled school paper mixed with wild flower seeds; Spick n Span – a multipurpose cleaning product; Waxtastic No Plastic – an alternative to cling film raising £7500 which turned a nature area with pond and a giant solar powered stopwatch for the playground.
The children led the Plastic Free Dorchester campaign achieving the status in July 2019. The school single use plastic free. They took their “All in” Deposit Return Campaign to Westminster and met Michael Gove and appeared on Newsround.
Damer's First School is co-hosting Day 2 of the Youth Climate Summit 2020.
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