Student leaders fly the flag for climate change
Student Leaders have set the ball rolling to achieve ‘Eco-School Green Flag’ status by July 2022.
The seven-step programme has begun by establishing a group of student leaders who are committed to climate change. They recently presented an assembly to the whole school and are currently creating a noticeboard to keep everyone updated with their progress. The next steps include: conducting a thorough environmental review which will be completed by Christmas; drawing up an action plan and involving the whole school community in the initiative.
Mrs Weston, Lead Learning Manager for Key Stage 4, said: “Back in 2019, the student leaders identified climate change and the environment as a priority for the school. Student leaders in the main school and sixth form worked together with the catering manager to initiate changes in the ways in which food was packaged in school. The pandemic has slowed our progress somewhat; however, the well-established Eco-School programme is reinvigorating our resolve and giving us lots of different ideas for how Richmond School & Sixth Form College can reduce our carbon footprint, reduce our energy consumption and have a positive impact on our environment. The student leaders have some very exciting ideas and I’m really looking forward to where this project will take us.”