In October 2019, we joined Eco-Schools and started the journey to becoming an international, Green Flag Award Eco-School. Our school is now part of a global community, working to raise environmental awareness amongst young people and to create environmental change for the benefit of our children and future generations.
Our Eco-Mission Aims:
- To be as sustainable as possible as a school and a community
- To teach green issues to the children through the curriculum and school life
- To give the children a voice for their future
Work on our first aim has already started with a huge increase in recycling and a reduction in overall waste over the past year and a half. In addition, from February 2020, all school electricity has been provided by 100% renewable energy.
Raising the children’s awareness of Green issues at MHS has developed, with Environmental Education being introduced both inside and outside the classroom, through subjects including Geography and Science, and our passion for outdoor learning, supported by our close links to rural life. We are also introducing projects to transform our environment; kicking this off by planting over 200 native trees at school this Spring. Well done to all the children who took part in our March tree planting day. We have more trees arriving in April so everyone will have an opportunity to plant a tree. These will mainly be located around our Forest School and to create a Woodland Walk adjacent to this area.
As part of our third aim, we have invited participation in our Eco-Committee from across the school community, including children, parents, staff and governors. We will also be creating an Eco Board to keep everyone updated on all the work.
We hope you are as excited about our eco-journey as we are.
Please watch the video to find out more.