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.
Eco Committee 2016-2017
During 2016/2017 Kings Hill School Eco Club started the year as 'Habitat Heroes' before moving onto ‘Pond Patrol’ in the Spring.
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.
The Eco Club also overhauled our polytunnel facility during the summer term. Well done to our Eco Club !
Green School Awards 2017
We are delighted to announce that our school has been given a highly commended award for our Eco Club by the Green School Awards 2017 !
A big congratulations to our Eco Club for their achievements.