Campaign for Climate Change

Following a hugely successful start to the year in their campaigning for Climate Awareness, the eco-committee met today to discuss what is next up on their agenda.

If you have been following our #SJCRclimate social media campaign on Facebook or Twitter you would have seen the fantastic achievements the committee members have made on reducing the school’s impact on Climate Change. (If you haven’t, click on the above links and take a look now!)

In true reflection of our current situation worldwide, the younger generation are leading the way (with help and support from Mr Watkins and Dr West – aka Lil’ Watkins and Lil’ West) in making changes to help combat the Climate Crisis.

The eco-committee year representatives have been gathering information and feedback from their peers to shape their actions for this term:

Year 7: initiate a project to encourage pupils to bring their own re-usable bottle from home and campaign for the removal of the school’s water bottle vending machine.

Year 8: work towards all water fountains having a bottle filler attachment and investigate recyclable coffee cups for the Sixth Form.

Year 9: responsible for recycling, including making sure that there is always a recycling bin in every room.

Year 10: monitor the use of take-out boxes at lunch and ensure they are not being used to eat in the dining room.

Year 11: research alternative, eco-friendly, water efficient urinals

Whole committee: work with Mr Watkins and Dr West to draft an environmental policy for consideration by the Senior Leadership Team

We also have a large number of Prep pupils keen to be involved with the campaign for Climate Action and therefore the eco-committee have given the Prep school Greta Thunberg’s book ‘No one is too small to make a difference’ to add to their Library.

With so many changes already put into action, we are extremely excited to see what lies ahead for the rest of the year. Keep up the good work!

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