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HCH works towards Eco-schools Green Flag status

The environment and natural world is treasured at HCH and with this in mind we are delighted to announce that we have begun our journey towards Eco-schools Green Flag status. This is an ongoing and multi-faceted project in which students take the lead to bring about positive environmental change in their community both at school and at home.

The first step has been to set up our school eco-committee in which representatives from across the school, from Year 1 to Year 13, meet to implement direct action in order to improve a variety of environmental factors across the school. This process starts with an environmental review whereby students conduct an audit of environmental initiatives and processes taking place (or not) throughout the school before then using this information to form the basis of an action plan. The audit examines numerous environmental elements based broadly around 10 topics (biodiversity, energy, global citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine, school grounds, transport, waste and water). We will be setting up a new eco-board in order to provide updates and information on the project that will be on permanent display in the main hall and will be in place in April 2020.

As a student-led initiative, it is our students who will be implementing and facilitating the changes that will help improve our environmental practises and understanding. They will be reaching out to parents, governors and teachers alike to participate in this exciting process.

Should you wish to learn more about the initiative please take a look at https://www.eco-schools.org.uk/ or contact Tom Clery at tcc@hchnet.co.uk