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Eco Committee Update

26 May 2021
School News

It doesn't seem two years since we received our Green Flag accreditation but it is time for its renewal. 

It has been difficult maintaining the momentum of the committee over the past year with Covid restrictions in place. The very heart of the committee revolves around this vertical connection of students and working in school together on projects.  In spite of this, the committee has persevered and continued with various projects and has an interest from more students than ever before.  We continue to run the following projects around school:

Plastic recycling

Terracycle (in partnership with Clifton Primary School)

Work with local schools in setting up committees (currently still on hold)

Work with the pastoral department on mental health awareness

Bird feeders on site

Flower Garden in Whitehouse Quad (each year 7 student planted a daffodil/bluebell bulb)

Gardening around site (we are finally able to restart this)

Enrichment in year 7, 8 and 12, 13 on plastic in the oceans

Litter picks

Eco Prefects

Signage around school

Monitoring of the school fountains and litter on site

Continued work with the canteen with the hope of going single use plastic free

Climate Strike awareness "Green Day"

Google Classroom used to update members and share ideas and opportunities

And of course weekly Committee meetings.

We are pleased to say that we have recently been able to continue our vertical meetings in year group bubbles and together the new year 12 and year 7 students have helped complete the paperwork and evidence trails for our Green Flag renewal which is due at the end of May. The current year 12 students have set their sights high and want to work with developing political awareness and participation.  In school they want to develop connections with the canteen in increasing vegetarian options and banning single use plastic alongside working with the wider school body to actively encourage walking to school (walk on Wednesdays) where possible.

 

Hopefully we will pass our Green Flag accreditation at the end of May and wanted to thank you all for your support.

There is an article in the Weekly word written to update parents from one of our year 12 members

Many thanks

Mrs J Quartly-Watson 

Head of Religious Studies/ Head of Kent House/ Eco Committee Lead

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