The whole school is kept informed of activity via the Eco noticeboards and articles in the New Beacon Friday News Letter. Social media is a further communication outlet.
Members of staff have attended the Eco Schools’ conference and staff and pupils are encouraged to input ideas and initiatives to the Eco-committee, which in recent years have included a tree planting project and the extension of the school garden and vegetable patch ( a winner with the Junior School).
Eco day is held annually. This includes our popular wildlife photography competition which each year attracts over fifty entries from pupils, staff and parents.
The Eco Committee, under the ‘Global Citizen’ heading, also co-ordinates all the school’s charity work, as well as regular fundraising activities. This involves inviting speakers to address the whole school from Reception to Year 8. Where possible a follow up visit is arranged so the boys can see how their donations are being used.
Future projects have included the installation of two bee hives, a composting project in the Junior School and the beginnings of a small fruit orchard. These projects and others help raise funds for future projects and it is hoped that these and other initiatives will eventually become self-sustaining.