Our Eco club meets frequently to discuss how to transform our school so that it benefits the environment. We look at problems such as how much rubbish we throw out or how much electricity we waste and create action plans to improve environmental issues.
Our aim is to make simple changes like ensuring all unnecessary lights are switched off and that paper, plastic and other materials are recycled so that we produce global citizens that understand the importance of looking after our world and its people. We ensure that we are working with, and in tune with our beautiful environment.
At Kings Hill School we are very lucky to have exceptional grounds and it is the Eco club’s job to make sure children take pride and share responsibility for them. We do this by growing food in our very own Polytunnel, or setting up ‘bug hotels’ to boost our biodiversity!
Kings Hill School’s Eco club are only just beginning their journey towards a greener future. We are already seeing fantastic involvement and changes to our pupil’s perceptions as they have a greater understanding of what being a global citizen really means. Our primary challenge is to continue what we have achieved so far and look towards ways of improving even further.
Kings Hill School Eco Club are 'Habitat Heroes' as well as ‘Pond Patrol’ throughout the year.
By clearing away leaves and restoring paths, the Eco Club ensured the school pond was accessible once more for classes. Alongside pruning unwanted growth, they also cleared excess weed from the pond itself to allow more light in. They were careful to leave the weed for a week by the pond to allow creatures to find new homes before the weed is composted. Finally, bird baths and bird feeders were replenished.
They have learned that the Spring is the best time of year to initiate Pond Patrol as they will limit disturbance of the living things in the pond as many were hibernating in the mud at the bottom. There is also little breeding during winter.
Green School Award
We are delighted that our school was given a highly commended award for our Eco Club by the Green School Awards in 2017!