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Sustainability

Green Council

Sustainability is an important issue for us at Highgate Primary School. Through our curriculum, assemblies and visitors into school, we aim to raise awareness of the effects of climate change and to reduce our usage of energy and resources, saving money for our school, homes and local community. 

 We have a Green Council that meets each week, whose aim is to make Highgate Primary a greener school and put sustainability at the heart of everything it does. Our Green Council is made up of two children from each class from Years 1 to 6, who are elected by their peers at the start of every academic year. Green Councillors work together to generate ideas to make our lives greener. Over the last few years the Green Council has been busy helping with the following activities and events:

  • Ensuring the school is recycling effectively
  • Switching off lights around the school
  • Carrying out a waste audit
  • Running a successful Sustainability Week
  • Welcoming visitors into our school to talk about environmental issues
  • Organising cycle training
  • Taking active part in Walk to School Week
  • Engaging and learning about the importance of our natural environment and about the dangers of climate change for future generations

 

We love to welcome visitors to our school to talk about green issues and support us in our mission to be a green school. If you would like to get involved please contact Ollie Parsons, Leader of Sustainability and Citizenship.