Green Schools News
We are delighted to announce that our Green School’s committee is now up and running in the senior room and we are excited to work on our 4th Green Schools Theme – Travel.
Over the next two years we will be working closely with the Green Schools Travel Team to promote awareness of the importance of sustainable travel. We will be considering the risks that poor air quality poses to children and the most vulnerable in society and encouraging our school community to take action to reduce air pollution through considering active travel for shorter journeys (walking, cycling, scooting) where possible as an alternative to always taking the car.
Our work on the theme began with a workshop with the Green Schools Travel Officer and the committee have also taken part in traffic and speed surveys at our school. It was noted by the Travel Officer that due to our school’s rural setting and its position on the junction of two busy roads, it may not be possible for many of our pupils to use alternative travel methods to get to school. Furthermore, currently, due to the Covid situation, car-pooling is also not advisable, however this may be something which we will try to promote at a later stage, should circumstances change.
During the month of February the Green Schools promote a Big Travel Challenge. We would like to ask everyone to think twice before making a car journey, think first is this trip really necessary? and could I cycle or walk instead?
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