22 January 2016
Silver for Sustainability
King’s Sustainability Strategy (KSS) Group, which runs as an
activity on a Monday afternoon, has recently managed to achieve the
Eco-Schools’ silver award in recognition of pupil leadership and
whole-school involvement towards a sustainable future.
Gaining this award means the school is now one step closer to becoming a nationally recognised Eco-School, which will be marked by gaining the green flag award by the end of the school year.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life.
The organisation aims to help every school in the country become sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them, so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.
King’s has adopted several new sustainability measures that include the installation of a swimming pool cover, the installation of solar panels, thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs), and LED lighting. Smaller scale actions include the use of food waste posters, school questionnaires and educational assemblies. These are just a few of many initiatives that represent the hard work and input from pupils, staff, governors and parents.
In a world of over-population and diminishing resources, preservation of the environment is becoming of increasing importance. The Eco-Schools’ silver award shows that King’s College is playing its part in making the world more sustainable for future generations.