Kendrick School Eco Committee
Kendrick School’s Eco-Committee was set up in 2017, as it is important to us that we are conscious of the impact our school has on the area around us and the wider world. The committee consists of one to two representatives from each form in the school, elected by their peers, as well as several keen staff members.
Having been established for less than a year, we were proud to have achieved the Bronze Eco-Schools Award and are working towards obtaining Silver. We have set up an action plan to reduce the landfill waste produced and increase the recycling done within the school. One of our initiatives has been to pair up and re-designate bins; proposals to manage food packaging are being worked on, as we work through the practicalities of bringing Tupperware, using dishwashers or using recyclable cartons; and our new eating spaces are part of this drive to reduce plastic waste and change our habits.
Eco-Committee brings these matters before the students and raises them with school leadership, in the hope that students will take this initiative to heart and think about the impact they are having while in school and elsewhere.
The state of the environment is a problem that society is becoming increasingly aware of, thanks to programmes like ‘Blue Planet’ and several high-impact reports on BBC News. At Kendrick we want to do the best we can to have a positive impact.