The Eco-committee is pupil led with input from staff and parents. It now has a voice on the Board of Governors and there is a whole school commitment to improving our understanding of environmental issues on a local, national and global scale.
The school is working on a number of projects relating to the nine main Eco-Schools goals of:
- School Grounds
- Healthy Living
- Global Citizenship
The school was awarded its second Green Flag in September 2012 and is currently working towards Ambassador Status.
|“The staff and parental involvement, and the time the school gives to it (eco-initiatives), has to be applauded.”
|The Green Flag Assessor
The Eco Club meets weekly under the chair of our Eco Captain with the main committee meeting termly. Friday assemblies are regularly handed over to eco-lectures; written and prepared during curriculum time and presented by different forms each week.
The whole school is kept informed of activity via the Eco noticeboards and regular articles in the NewsBeacon and the school magazine.
Members of staff attend the Eco Schools’ conference each year and there are staff representatives from all sections of the school on the main eco-committee.
Eco day is held annually and 2013 marked the third such venture. This included our popular photography competition which this year attracted over fifty entries from pupils, staff and parents.
The Eco Committee under the ‘Global Citizen’ heading also co-ordinate all the school’s charity work, as well as regular fundraising activities. This involves inviting speakers to address the whole school from Reception to Y8. Where possible a follow up visit is arranged so the boys can see how their donations are being used.
Our action plan is regularly updated and we are about to undertake our fourth eco-review in order to highlight our major objectives for the period up to July 2015.
|“Since its inception in 2007, the Eco Committee has initiated many green improvements around the school, but perhaps most importantly has raised the profile of environmental issues both in curriculum time and extra-curricular activities across the subject range.”
|Mr Presnell (Our Eco School co-ordinator)