Green Flag Achieved!
We first started our Eco Schools Green Flag mission two years ago and it has been an incredible journey right from the get go!
The Eco Committee was created because the students really wanted to give back to the school and the local community in a positive way. We have many environmentally conscientious pupils here at the school and this committee brought all those altruistic young minds together to do some good for our planet.
From the start, we had huge engagement from the student body and got stuck in looking at the Seven Step Criteria for the Bronze award. This comprised of forming an eco-committee, designing an eco-board and creating a schools eco code – students even presented to the Senior Leadership team! This swift action from the huge number of students involved meant that the Bronze award was quickly achieved.
Following this success, The Eco-Committee continued to meet weekly to discuss ideas for the school and planned many exciting eco events. As the project has developed, the students went from strength to strength, and have become even more focused on improving our environment. Even with lockdown this year, we still managed to carry on our eco mission with online eco competitions including a wildlife photography competition.
We are particularly proud of:
- A two day beach clean with year 7 and 8 students at Godrevy Beach.
- A huge Biffa sponsorship of litter picking equipment with our own logo!
- Eco Week where all students and staff engaged in many eco activities for example a trash mob, eco quiz and assemblies.
- A visit from ‘The Bin it road show’ who delivered a work shop to KS3 on the importance of litter awareness.
In addition, the pupils have enjoyed and learned a great deal through our involvement with Eco-Schools and it has brought us all, staff and students, a better awareness of how we can help improve our corner of the world!
We are incredibly proud of all students that have given up their time to make our school an Eco-Oridinary place! Well done Eco Warriors!