Following work undertaken over the last two years I am pleased to announce that Kings’ School has been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. This is the top award to recognise schools who have taken steps to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Led by the Eco-Council, Kings’ pupils and staff have undertaken many activities and interventions to make their school greener and instill attitudes which will continue beyond their time at the school.
Following a review of the state of play in 2014, the Eco-Warriors put together an action plan to address the areas deemed to be in most need of attention. We have initially focused on waste, recycling and litter. Action taken to address these issues includes: litter picks, a clothing bank, a shabby chic upcycling furniture club (linked to Tycoon in Schools business project), introduction of mixed recycling and a Lego Robotics Project to encourage use of our bins, light walks and reminder stickers, assemblies, a new PSHE scheme of work with an environmental theme and various other interventions. Thank you to all who have helped gain the Green Flag Award, especially the fantastic Eco-Committee members.
We are keen to continue this work and will now focus on biodiversity and global citizenship as our next two of the nine Eco-Schools themes.