At Haywood Village Academy, we are working with the children, staff and families to strive to acheive our Eco-Schools Award. Eco Schools provides a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers, and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond. Uniquely, the eco schools project places young people at the heart of these environmental actions. The Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised achievement for schools committed to Learning for Sustainability. Through an environmental review the Eco committee can decide on three topics they want to work on throughout the year. However, many of these topics naturally overlap each other and can help our school community in a variety of ways.
At Haywood Village Academy, we strive for our children to feel empowered and inspired through the arts. We are working with children, staff and our local community to achieve the Artsmark award. Artsmark is an award that recognises all of the arts including, visual art, dance, music, drama, design and creative writing within a school setting. At HVA, we promote a culture of arts and a love of learning. The Artsmark award is a nationally recognised qualification and is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark’s flexible framework is designed to help us embed arts, culture and creativity across our whole curriculum, celebrating our commitment to cultural education.