CCGS Goes Green!

10th October 2019

CCGS has signed up to the “Keep Britain Tidy’s Eco-Schools Green Flag programme”. The programme empowers students; raises environmental awareness; improves the school environment and can even create financial savings for schools. The programme began in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit and is run by Keep Britain Tidy and in England, over 19,000 schools are registered.

As well as benefitting the environment, it will also benefit the young people in our school. The programme is designed to be student-led meaning our students can take ownership of the project. It also provides our school with many real-life and contextual learning opportunities that link to the National Curriculum and beyond. This will be a joint venture between the Gardening Club and Student Council, whose focus this semester is on “litter and waste”.

To earn a Green Flag award our school needs to work its way through seven steps:

  1. Forming an Eco-Committee
  2. Completing an Environmental Review
  3. Creating an Action Plan
  4. Linking Eco-Schools to the curriculum
  5. Informing and Involving the School
  6. Monitoring and evaluating progress
  7. Producing an Eco-Code

The process should take our school between one and two academic years depending on how proactive we are. During this time, we will initially be asked to focus on three of the Eco-Schools ten topics: Biodiversity, Energy, Global Citizenship, Healthy Living, Litter, Marine, School Grounds, Transport, Waste, Water.

Please read the attached letter and contact me if you would like to get involved:

Miss Benfield

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