King’s House awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag!
We are delighted to have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for the second year running! The Green Flag Award recognises and celebrates the ecological achievements of young people, and highlights youth-led environmental education in the community.
Eco-Schools highlighted several key points from our application this year, including:
- The Eco-Committee is made up of pupils from across the school, and SMT involvement empowers young people in environmental work.
The Environmental Review process illustrated the positive impact of last year’s actions, empower pupils to contribute tot he future direction of the school’s eco-activity. Input from a range of stakeholders created a collaborative and inclusive approach to the review, building a more accurate and comprehensive picture of impact.
- Following the review, pupils choses different projects for the action plan covering 3 main topics, encouraging environmental education that’s practical and engaging. For example, as part of the ‘Energy and Waste’ topics recycled materials were used to produce junk boat models, using pupils’ creative problem solving skills.
- Local initiatives such as the charity SPEAR and social enterprise The Plant Room were supported through the projects.
- Eco-leaders presented in assemblies, showing confidence, commitment and courage.
We are looking forward to lots of wonderful new projects this year led by the Eco-Committee, who have chosen transport, waster and litter as this year’s focus!