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Sustainability

Sustainability is an important issue for us at Highgate Primary School. Through our curriculum, assemblies and visitors into school, we aim to raise further awareness of the effects of climate change and the need to protect our environment. We work together to place sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

We have a Green Council that meets each month, which enables children and parents to take an active role in making the school ‘greener’. The children’s 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. The Parents’ Green Council is made up of motivated parents who represent the 5 key areas of Energy, Air & Sustainable Travel, Reduce-Re-use-Recycle, indoor & Outdoor Greens and Fundraising.

Green Councillors (parents and children) work together to generate ideas to make our lives healthier, more sustainable and ‘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 at all times
  • Reducing the use of energy in the school
  • Running a successful Sustainability Week
  • Increasing awareness about waste reduction, littering and recycling
  • Increasing awareness about air quality and idling around the school
  • Welcoming visitors into our school to talk about actual 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 welcome hands-on support, creative ideas and new members. If you would like to get involved please email highgategreencouncil@gmail.com.

Please check the Green Council display board in the upper playground for up-to-date information.