South Hunsley School has achieved the Eco-Schools Silver Award which recognises our Eco-Committees achievements in working towards a sustainable school life.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world. The programme provides a framework for learning and action around nine topics – biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water.
South Hunsley's Eco-Committee, Hunsley Eco, have been following the programme to help make sustainability an integral part of South Hunsley school life. Having gained the Bronze award in March 2017, the group have since been working towards the Silver award. The criteria focused on strengthening student leadership and whole school involvement whilst concentrating on at least one of the Eco-Schools topics in depth. Hunsley Eco chose to prioritise working on the waste topic and introduced a green bins rota as well as investigations into how we can recycle more in school.
South Hunsley School's Eco-Coordinator, Mrs M Slater said, "I am really proud of the commitment the members of Hunsley Eco have shown this year, from going into assemblies to ask everyone's cooperation, to conducting the environmental review and creating our very own Hunsley Eco code. We are very excited about working towards the green flag next year and we hope more students will join the club to make our school an even more environmentally-friendly place."
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