St Edmund's College has been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag!
The Eco School Award.
The Eco School Award is an international accreditation that has recognised and rewarded young people’s environmental actions for over 25 years.
Being awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag acknowledges, rewards and celebrates the ecological achievements of students at the College who are actively engaging with environmental issues and demonstrates that a school or college is forward-thinking and actively engaged in protecting the planet.
We are delighted to announce that we have received an Eco-schools green flag! As a school, we have made a conscious effort to focus on ways to decrease our carbon footprint and make St Edmund’s as environmentally friendly as possible!
Our Eco Club Period 7 activity has been running for the last 3 years and in that time over 50 students have actively been involved including the Faith in Action Group and the Sustainability Committee working on topics such as Biodiversity, Litter and Global citizenship.
Students have developed skills in Leadership, Activism, Campaigning, Marketing and self-promotion and climate awareness.
Working with The Woodland Trust we now have upwards of 1400 trees planted on our site and students and staff are encouraged to water them whenever they pass.
A large contributor to the award was switching our whole school prospectus to a smaller, completely recyclable version.
St Edmund’s achieved the award with Distinction in October and we are now a Green Flag School, something to be very proud of.