Published: December 12, 2012
Eco-friendly Highbridge school pupils show their green credentials

A group of environmentally aware pupils at a Highbridge school are this week celebrating winning a top 'green' award.

King Alfred School's Student Green Team has achieved a Silver Eco-Schools Award for their work in reducing energy consumption and encouraging recycling.

"Work within the school has included a 'switch-off fortnight' and can recycling. The school will also be looking at recycling food waste into compost that can be used for the school campus," Christine Platel, the school's Business Manager and Green Team member, told

The group is also planning to hold a whole school 'pick litter day' next summer.

Christine added: "It is very important to our students that we do all we can to save and support our environment. We as a school are very proud of the work the students in the Green Team have accomplished to achieve this award."

The aim of Eco-Schools is to raise students’ awareness of sustainable development issues thought classroom study and community action. The Eco-Schools programme was developed in 1994 in response to the need to involve young people in environmental projects at a local level.


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