We have exciting news this week. We have been awarded the Green Flag Award for our expansive eco-programme throughout the school, and have now proudly displayed this on our new flag pole
near the entrance to the school. Thank you to all of the students in the eco-committee who worked tirelessly to help achieve this award!
One campaign led by the committee this year was Climate Change Awareness Week. Here, a few members of the committee tell us about it:
Heidi G, Year 7: In Year 7, for a form time competition, each student was given a task that could reduce global warming. Some examples of these were not eating lactose, buying a piece of
clothing from a charity shop or planting something. This makes people realise that you don’t need to do much to alter our future for the better and even a small step can make a big difference. Well
done to 7 Nightingale who had the most activities completed throughout the week!
Rebecca M, Year 8: In Year 8 we made our own sustainable cities out of recycled materials on Friday. We spent one lesson planning how our cities would look and how they would tackle the problems of waste, transport, food production, nature integrated into the city and energy production. Over the next week at home we collected lots of materials that we would have otherwise thrown away to build our cities with. On Friday we started to build our cities using the recycled materials we brought in. It was really fun watching our cities take shape and working as a team to get it finished. Once the cities were finished we wrote speeches about our cities to perform to the class. After that, our teachers picked one winning city in each class and the whole group got certificates and sweets.
Well done to Imogen, Mia, Tate, Esmay and Tabitha who won the overall prize in the year group!
Sam R and Oscar Y, Year 9: We were challenged with the task of coming up with ideas on how to reduce energy poverty. Our winning paragraph was written by Isla W. She was able to
win this competition by her passion for energy poverty and how it could be solved. She won the competition due to her amazing solution which was to make an energy tracking app that documents consumption and behaviour. The app will also include tips on how to descale your energy use. The app will be easy to use and portable so you can take it anywhere so your eco plans can stay on track no matter where you are (around the world), These points made by Isla really made her idea stand out and since most people on earth have phones there is nothing to stop you from being eco-friendly.