Students and staff really celebrated ‘Green Britain Day’ by starting the day off with a ‘Cycle to school event’ which including every student and member of staff who cycled to school, 193 participants, receiving a free healthy breakfast. This was part of our raising awareness of sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.
Another venture for our Green Britain Day was the ‘Green Footprints’ project which was launched through assemblies with all year 7 students making a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. The students then wrote their pledges on ‘Green Feet’ which have made an eye-catching display around the school.
During the day an audit of the school trees was carried out by students with the help of the Erewash Borough Council Tree Officer and Trent College Arboretum personnel. The Tree Audit was completed and will inform future sustainable planting projects in the grounds. The school has been awarded funding from the Tree Council to carry out further planting this autumn. Two members of the school staff and ECO- Interact Committee have now become Tree Wardens for the area.
The school is in a unique position in working with the Rotary Club of Long Eaton and all ECO committee members are ‘ECO – Interactors’, this gives these members international and national links for continuity both now and in their adult lives. The school has been a Green Flag Eco School since 1999.