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Mission Updates

Recent updates on current Roots & Shoots missions

Leaden Hall – Activities of the Eco Group – Mission Update!

January 2008 – July 2009 The highlight of January 2008 was our submission for the coveted Green Flag and confirmation on 11th January, after rigorous questioning by the two Assessors, that our school had more than achieved the level required. We were all delighted and the flag is now in place overlooking our playground and […]

Leaden Hall – How sustainable is our school?

If we are absolutely honest, how on this beautiful earth can a school be ‘sustainable’? We are users – and heavy users at that – of resources, heat and equipment. Health and Safety dictates that we cannot cut back on so many aspects of light and heat, while quick responses, financial constraints and necessity dictate […]

Exciting Recycling – Mission Update!

The recycling team of Penryn Eco-schools recently got the opportunity to visit our local recycling centre in Truro. There they were taken on a tour of the facilitites, shown how the recycling was separated and treated and discussed the importance of recycling for their future. Thanks to Stephanie Crocker of Cornwall Council Waste Management for making […]

Cornwall’s first Education for Sustainability Conference – Mission Update!

Last week a group of our students represented Penryn College at Cornwall’s first Education for Sustainability Conference at the Eden Project.  There the students delivered a presentation on the work we have been doing on developing our environment and bringing sustainable practices into our school. It was also a great opportunity to hear about the […]

Turner’s Hill School – The Road To Sustainability!

Turners Hill School, has for 17 years, been involved in food and farming. We were adopted by a dairy farm for almost 13 years which each class visited at least once a term. We produced a scheme of work based on the work done on the farm which we linked very closely to the National […]

Fearnhill School provides habitats! – Mission Update!

As part of the mission to improve the biodiversity around Fearnhill School, 30 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust ,were planted around the school grounds.  Some of these were planted around the wildlife garden to provide a wider range of habitats for various bird and insect species.  In the wildlife garden itself, the pond is […]