Community

Sustainability

Why care about our planet? What can we do?

As with all aspects of life at King Edward's we seek to improve our practice with regards to sustainability for the benefit of our School community as well as our wider community.

In order to improve sustainability, we need to constantly think of ways in our community where our decisions and consumer choices can have a positive impact. We need to reflect upon good practice and be happy to make changes.

As of 2017, the School as a sustainability Twitter feed: @GreenKEShants

Please follow to join in the conversation.

Recently, our focus has been on education and the use of assemblies to inform our community on sustainability issues.

Assemblies for 2019-20 year:

7th November: Sixth Form assembly "The Climate Emergency and Political Engagement."

14th November: Upper School assembly "Forest Fires and Climate Chaos."

21st November: Lower School assembly "Deforestation in the Amazon and how to change to a plant-based diet."

28th November: First Year assembly "How to be sustainable: What's happening and what can we change?"

King Edward’s believes that protection of the environment is an integral part of good institutional practice and that it has a duty to satisfy itself that all of its operations are conducted with proper regard for the environment. It is committed to maintaining, and wherever possible, improving the quality of this environment both for the people who live and work in the School, and for the wider community now and in the future.

The school has a sustainability committee chaired by Mrs Brown (efb@kes.hants.sch.uk).

The committee consists of; staff, pupils, parents and Governors. The committee meets termly with a remit to lead the schools' drive to become a more sustainable society.

The school has a Sustainability Policy.

In 2012 the school was awarded the "Green Flag"; a prestigious international award. King Edward’s took significant steps to being a sustainable school.

Green Flag