Students at Trentham Academy have earned an international accreditation, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow students.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Students at Trentham Academy worked together to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the students and Eco-Coordinator Mrs Howells planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
The group connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics: Litter, Biodiversity and Energy.
Activities included litter picking as part of the Great Big School Clean, planting trees, and introducing paper recycling boxes in each classroom which continue to be emptied each week by Eco-Monitors from each form group.
The students have worked really hard on all their projects and plan to continue making Trentham Academy a greener place this year!
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Students should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk