St Chris is proud to announce that we are now a Silver Award Level Eco-School.
To gain this award we had to show how we are learning about the ten Eco topics that Eco Schools focus on across the School and the curriculum. These are;
- global citizenship
- healthy living
- the marine environment
- our school grounds
We also had to show how we were engaging the whole school community in Green activities, and show the different ways we are informing everyone about the Green things we all are doing to look after our planet.
The next step is for the School to undertake activities towards the Eco Schools Green Flag status – the top level available for schools.
Congratulations to the Be Green committee who have spearheaded the initiative within St Chris.
Recent Be Green activities have included:
- Family Apple Day in the Junior School.
- A visit by a member of the Governing Body, Rabinder Singh, our Green Governor, who met with the Junior Be Green club who asked for his help with getting rid of the clingfilm used to pack our sandwiches for trips, sourcing our exercise books from recycled paper and increasing the biodiversity of the school grounds. He said he would communicate their concerns to the other Governors.
- St Chris Climate Day on the date of the international school strike.
- Collecting 30kg of batteries via our on site batter recycling point.
- The Junior School Council has provided bird feeders for each class at the request of the children.
- We have set up a pen recycling bin in the foyer of the Junior School and collecting pots in each classroom. All marker and felt tip pens can now be recycled through a national scheme.
- Inspired by concerns voiced by several members of the club the junior Be Green is finding out about palm oil and why it’s production is destroying the rainforest and the habitat of the orangutan. We were relieved to find out that all the crisps brands in the crisp packet recycling bin were palm oil free.
- The Senior School Be Green Options class created entries for a local Scarecrow Festival, and although they didn’t win, they did get a mention in the Royston Crow for the creative idea of having scarecrows protesting climate change, and being made from recycled and re-purposed materials.
- A St Chris Senior School delegation attended the Extinction Rebellion Climate Change protests in London.