"Pupils show keen awareness of ethical issues, for example in their participation in the eco-committee"
- ISI Inspection Report 2015
Our Eco-Committee is made up of staff and children who are passionate about making our school more sustainable and helping us become more aware of green issues. The children are the driving force behind the Committee which meets on a regular basis to discuss new ideas and plan activities aimed at increasing environmental awareness.
The Eco-Committee has introduced a number of initiatives ranging from posting signs reminding us to turn off lights and purchasing recycling bins specifically for plastic cups, to whole school events such as our Empty Classroom Day when we hold all lessons outdoors and enjoy the benefits of outdoor learning while saving energy.
Ashfold is registered with Eco-Schools, an international programme which aims to help schools make sustainability an integral part of school life.
This term our focus is on conserving heat. We shall be encouraging everyone at school to keep windows and doors shut so that precious heat does not escape and to turn down radiators overnight and at weekends so that energy is not wasted.