The Green Team is a group of staff and pupils who are looking to make positive changes to our environment, and make our Evergreen campuses more ‘eco-friendly’.
So far, they have implemented:
- Upcycling projects
- Litter picking
- Environmental displays
- Large scale recycling of batteries, crisp packets and old plastic pens!
- House plants around the school
- Growing potatoes at Deansway
The school has achieved such a variety of environmental aid in a very short time!
Evergreen School have entered into a programme called Eco-Schools which is in association with ‘Keep Britain Tidy’. Schools need to work through various topics to earn a Green Flag Award. This enables the school to be recognised as an environmentally friendly school.
Evergreen has achieved both Bronze and Silver Award from Eco-Schools across both campuses, which has been a great collaborative effort from both staff and students. Two displays from the Brittain Lane Campus have even been put on the Eco-schools website because the assessor was so pleased with them!
These displays focused on the environment and recycling. Classes were inspired to create an art installation from a piece of art titled, “Where Does the Rubbish Go?” which used bottle tops to make a scenic landscape and old plastic bottles to create a sea creature. The purpose of creating this display was to show that, with a little creativity, ‘rubbish’ can be reused and re-loved, whilst raising awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans. Pupils have also created displays of artwork and posters they have designed to raise awareness of environmental issues amongst their peers and staff members.
As part of this, pupils wrote to Sir David Attenborough. These letters thanked him for making enjoyable programmes, raising awareness of environmental issues and generally being a massive inspiration to all of Evergreen’s students and staff! Amazingly, Sir David replied thanking students for their kind words and that he is glad Evergreen students are doing their best to protect the planet too!
We have now achieved the Green Flag Award and our Green Flags are proudly displayed at both campuses! Click on the Flag to find out more!:
The Green Team