FHS strives for green accreditationPosted: 23rd October 2020
Environmentally aware children are working to earn our school an accreditation from Keep Britain Tidy.
Eco-Schools, part of Keep Britain Tidy, encourages children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness by taking on tasks to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag.
The initiative develops students’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools.
Students at Forest Hall School are signing up to help our school to achieve the badge to celebrate all they are doing to be greener.
Sarah Power, enrichment lead, has been on a training programme to learn more about the award scheme. She said: “We will be working on making sure we are recycling correctly, appointing class monitors and setting up a composting system in our school garden. It is becoming far more cool to be involved in environmental issues, but we have to make sure everyone is engaged both in school and taking that mission home, too.
“We will be working on making on three main areas; waste, biodiversity and global citizen. We want to make sure we are disposing of our waste correctly, composting, saving energy where possible, improving our biodiversity on site and engaging with global problems.
“We want to be as environmentally friendly as possible; we feel very strongly about that. We want to make sure our students are up to date on the information available and that they are doing whatever they can to help.
“Covid-19 has created a lot of extra waste, with disposable masks being thrown away. So, we are encouraging our community to have their own masks.
“We are creating a better environment in school and making sure everyone is doing their bit.
“The world is in a pretty poor state. If we do not act now, there will be nothing left.”