CNS Eco-Schools Committee
At CNS, staff and students care about environmental issues and have a strong desire to actively engage in protecting our planet. As a result, the school has signed up for the Eco-Schools programme; a seven-step framework that thousands of schools, nurseries, and colleges use to introduce, manage, and complete environment actions in their organisation and community. Once each of the seven steps has been worked through, the school can apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation.
To work through the programme, the Eco-Schools Committee was formed - a co-curricular club that runs every other Thursday lunchtime and is headed up by Mr Brown and Miss Jones. Last year, members of the committee did a survey of the environment around the school and measured the school’s environmental impact. The results of this survey have now been reviewed and the committee has come up with three actions for this year:
- To encourage the separation of waste in social and eating areas
- To increase the biodiversity and number of species around the school site
- To encourage the reduction of waste and promote recycling of materials in classrooms
To help with this, the committee is encouraging everyone to become involved by:
- Using the recycling/food waste bins in the canteen
- Trying to recycle in class where possible
- Turning off taps in the toilets/DT rooms
- Putting litter on the field in the bins
- At home, recycle/upcycle where possible
- Making home gardens as wildlife-friendly as possible by planting more flowers and shrubs and making animal homes such as bird boxes and bug hotels
- Not using unnecessary electricity (turning off lights when not needed)
- Walking or getting public transport where possible
The club is open to all year groups and staff members and anyone is welcome to join at any time. If you are interested in finding out more, please speak to Miss Jones or Mr Brown.