Monthly Archives: April 2021

St. Paul’s School achieves its Eco-School accreditation

We are delighted to announce that we have just achieved our Eco-Schools accreditation. Celebrating the end of our school’s Green week last week, the timing could be more perfect.

Eco-Schools is an internationally recognised programme which encourages the whole school community, staff, pupils and parents, to support the school in becoming more sustainable. Through this programme, young people experience a sense of achievement at being able to have a say in the environmental management policies of their schools, ultimately steering them towards certification and the prestige which comes with being awarded a Green Flag. 

Since 2019 the Eco-Committee has been working towards attaining the Eco-Schools certification. During this time, the Eco-Committee and pupils have gathered evidence of all the green-related projects and initiatives happening throughout the school. After submitting the evidence, we are delighted to announce that St. Paul’s School has been awarded the Green Flag, providing us with recognition for our commitment to being a better and greener school.

This is just one step in what we believe will be an exciting and ongoing journey for our school to reduce its carbon footprint and expand on the initiatives we have already established.

Here are some of the initiatives that have taken place:

  • Pupils have become Eco-Warriors across the Junior School with different projects involving the pupils and the community.
  • Green week projects across the school
  • Reduction of single-use plastic across the school
  • A partnership with a local recycling company to collect and recycle the school’s waste

St. Paul’s pupils CAS project brings together audiobooks for the elderly

Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every pupil must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP). At our school, our pupils engage and create a number of CAS projects.  

One of our newest projects is Bookscape, a website that brings together audiobooks with poems and tales for the elderly living in the residential homes supported by the British Society. The pupils who devised the project were concerned with the mental health of the elderly members of the community feeling isolated during the pandemic restrictions. Bookscape was developed so that the elderly could enjoy their free time and as a consequence show that they feel cared for and connected to the community. Currently, two homes are benefiting from the project:  Casa Madre Teodora dos Idosos and Lar Bênção.

All poems read were in Portuguese (our target audience’s native language) and they were selected from the Domínio Público (this ensured that there were no copyright infringements).  

Well done to all Pauleans for the initiative!

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St. Paul's International Day 2021

St. Paul’s School International Day 2021

Our PTA has just launched the International Day 2021. It is a season that unites our community to help five charities supported by usLiga Solidária, TUCCA, ACER, Mão Amiga, and the British Society.  

Please stay tuned for the upcoming events and campaigns: @stpauls_pta @internationaldaysale