Sustainable Schools Project 2020

Chellow Heights recognises that as a school community we have an important role to play in developing our pupils as citizens of the future in an ever changing world.

We are  embracing the new decade by reusing, recycling and reducing more within the school to increase our participation in the Sustainable Schools Project.

 

Watch this space for more information!

 

 

 

There are a number of ways the government recommends we become a sustainable school.

Here are some of them 

 Look at Food and Drink  with our catering team use more local sourced products

Our team always try to source locally grown or produced food to make sure we have a low carbon footprint. 

Look at our Buildings and Grounds to reduce Carbon from energy and water usage and increase biodiversity

Our buildings team source the most cost efficient energy suppliers and monitor the our energy usage

Reduces carbon through sustainable purchasing

Our business manager purchases sustainable products in the local area where possible to reduce our carbon foot print.

Reduce carbon the sustainable transport and  travel

We work closely with the Local Authority School Transport Service to identify pupils who can travel on multi occupancy transport rather than travelling with families in cars or in single occupancy taxis. 

Reduce waste using the  REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE principles

We have used these principles since opening with a lot of our furniture and equipment recycled or reused from closing schools. Where possible we also use recycled office furniture and repair resources to a safe standard where we can. 

We recyle paper and other products as we can though we are struggling to do this as successfully at present with the Pandemic. 

develop a school  local and global dimension improving the local environment and developing pupils as global citizens with and awareness of issues such as global warming.

As part of our teaching and learning into citizenship and British Values we support pupils to learn more about the local community and wider issues.  We have done a lot of tree planting to offset some of our carbon footprint, we grow fruit and vegetables in our sensory gardens and allotments to learn about what is needed for healthy growth and where food comes from. 

We have also done child safe litter picking in the local community and learn about the problems linked with dumping rubbish such as the effects on local wildlife.