Highbridge school pupils show their green credentials
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.
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
group is also planning to hold a whole school 'pick litter day'
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."
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.