Eco and Healthy School

Eco and Healthy Schools Board


There are 12 children on the Eco & Healthy Schools Board, 1 boy and 1 girl from years 1-6. The children who sit on the Board have been selected especially for the responsibility of stewardship in all areas of school life that affect our health and the wellbeing of the planet. They meet regularly to achieve this aim. Members are enthusiastic and are full of ideas to get the children and members of staff to lead a healthier and greener life!

We strive to achieve the Green Flag award of Eco Schools and the various phases of the Healthy Schools scheme. We share an office with the Child Board. We have our own email address,, where you can contact us with any ideas or information you may like us to be aware of about health and environmental issues.

Governors with responsibility are:

Eco & Healthy: Helen Duffee and Jennifer George



Within the school we recycle paper, batteries, mobile phones and ink cartridges.


Composting is an essential part of school life.

CompostingWhat can be composted?

  • Fruit
  • Vegetable peel
  • Tea Bags
  • Green Paper Towels




The Community Garden   

A community gardening club has been set up in the school and is run by Ms Helen Duffee. 

We cook the produce for school meals and also to sell in our school shop.

Harvested rainwater is best for plants.

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We as members of Ysgol y Dderi's Eco and Healthy Schools Board are extremely pleased to have been awarded our second green flag on the 5th of July 2011.  Well done to everyone involved!

We are currently on Stage 4 of the Healthy Schools Scheme and will hopefully be awarded the next stage in 2013.  Fingers crossed!!