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St Benedict's School achieves Eco Silver Award

Published Wednesday 3rd of August 2011 12:46:36 PM

St Benedict's Senior School has achieved the Eco Schools Silver Award in recognition of the increasing work that the Eco Council is doing to improve the school's sustainability and environmental awareness.

Art Teacher Kate Linton started the school's Eco Council nearly two years ago and is delighted with the progress that has been made. 'After completing a detailed survey the Council was able to compile an Action Plan, prioritising areas that it felt were most important to the school. This year the pupils have begun a Bird Box making club and Sunflower growing competition. They have worked with Ealing Council to introduce a food waste collection and followed this up with a trip to the Anaerobic Digester in Bedfordshire where the food waste is processed. The Eco Council has also begun its campaign to become a Fairtrade School and has encouraged other pupils to walk more, through the national Walk to School and Free Your Feet campaigns. Pupils have also created an Eco Code to help remind both pupils and staff how their daily actions can affect the environment.'

Future Eco Council plans include expanding the Bee and Butterfly garden to continue to improve the biodiversity of the school, as well as continuing to tackle the problems of litter and energy wastage.
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