At the start of this school year, Dr Boomer started HKS’ first Eco Committee. The committee comprises pupils who wish to help the school become more environmentally friendly and put into place small changes that will make a big difference.
Dr Boomer and the committee have already been successful in obtaining their Bronze Award and Green Flag Funding through Eco-Schools and their partners at Frugi Organic Cotton Clothing.
Dr Boomer has said
“Eco-Schools empowers pupils, raises environmental awareness and improves the school environment. It engages the wider local community, links to the curriculum and provides a unique opportunity for pupils to lead change within their school. The programme encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to work together to develop their knowledge and environmental awareness with a positive impact on pupils, including increased confidence, development of leadership skills, improved pupil well-being and behaviour and greater motivation at school.
Our eco-club members are an extension of the committee. They have already worked incredibly hard completing the environmental audit and action plan which helped us achieve the Bronze Award, and we are now preparing and working hard to achieve the Silver Award later in the year.”
During the last half term, HKS also celebrated Earth Science Week. As well as allowing pupils and staff to join in with some exciting activities, HKS also had a fossil display. The fossils were loaned to the school from Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham University.
“The Lapworth Museum enables visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years. The Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects, being one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections. It boasts state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits – completely free of charge*.
*The museum is currently closed due to covid restrictions.”