THS takes first steps to becoming international Green Flag Award Eco-School
THS has taken its first steps to becoming an international Green Flag Award Eco-School.
The programme is designed to raise environmental awareness amongst young people and is run by the environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy. It is the largest educational programme in the world, present in 67 countries and 52,000 schools.
THS is now part of this global community working to create environmental change for the benefit of future generations.
The Eco-Schools programme empowers students, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and can also lead to financial savings for schools.
The programme will involve girls from across the school who will represent their peers as part of an Eco Committee. They will host environmentally friendly projects and events as well as taking part in nationwide green initiatives as part of the programme.
These will focus on important global issues including biodiversity, renewable energy, global citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine life, transport, water and waste.
The first project is already underway with girls of all ages invited to take part in the Nurdle Eco Schools Challenge, a ground breaking project designed to reduce the plastic on our beaches.
The programme brings together a number of projects the school’s students have undertaken to reduce their impact on the environment and take steps towards a brighter future. These range from class beach cleans and crisp packet recycling initiatives to encouraging re-usable water bottles and lobbying blue-chip company CEOs on environmental practices.