We are delighted to announce that King’s House has been the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award!

The Green Flag acknowledges, rewards, and celebrates young people’s environmental actions. The KHS Eco-Schools Committee was set up during the 2021-22 academic year, and pupil representatives from the Senior Department voted on the topics they wanted to address at school. This included litter, biodiversity and marine projects, and the boys came up with a plan to address them at school.

Over the last year activities have included:

  • Organised regular litter picks and produced posters for around school
  • Created an 8 point Eco-Code
  • Reception and Year 8 worked together to make bug hotels and bird boxes
  • Worked with the Woodland Trust to plant trees at the Sports Ground to improve the biodiversity of the area
  • The Nursery planted trees, flowers, and plants with the local Albert’s Residents Association to improve the local area

Eco-Schools said: It is wonderful to hear that the children have developed their confidence and growth mindsets, skills in leadership, active citizenship, and how to work in a team! It is clear that your approach to the Eco-Committee demonstrates a proactive, inclusive and educational approach to the programme.

It has been wonderful to see the pupils getting excited about our environment and thinking of ways to look after our surroundings. We look forward to more exciting activities from the Eco-Schools Committee this year! Led by the Year 8 Eco Leaders, the boys are choosing activities surrounding marine, energy and the school grounds for 2022-23.