There is no doubt that focusing all our minds on preserving and helping the environment is vitally important. We take our impact on the world around us very seriously and are consulting with environmental specialists to see how we can reduce our carbon footprint in all areas of school life from where we source and purchase our resources to how we reduce our plastic waste. We have recently installed solar panels on the roof of our new wing which will go some way towards providing green energy for the school.
The John Muir Award encourages the children to become active conservationists and is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It supports people to connect with, enjoy and care for nature, landscape, and the natural environment. It was launched in 1997 by the John Muir Trust, which was formed in 1983 to safeguard and conserve wild places in the United Kingdom. The John Muir Trust’s vision is of a world where wild places are protected, enhanced, and valued by and for everyone. There are 4 challenges in the Award – Discover, Explore Conserve and Share. Our pupils have already achieved their ‘Discover’ award and are working towards their ’Conserve’ award.
We are working towards achieving the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme on the planet. Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.