12 February 2015
The children of Trinity School have received an international award for their environmental work.
Trinity School’s Eco Club has been working towards Green Flag status for a number of years. Pupils carried out an environmental review of all their practices and made significant changes to what they did. These include:
- composting fruit peels and vegetables
- reducing, reusing and recycling paper in all classes
- walking/cycling/scooting or car sharing to school when possible
- turning off lights, computer monitors and whiteboards
- caring for outdoor areas in a way that creates the right habitat for wildlife
Members of the Eco Club said “We are very proud and excited to receive the Green Flag Award. It took a lot of hard work and we had a lot of help from people in our community, but it was lots of fun! We hope lots of other schools get it too.”
Trinity School head teacher Nichola Turner said “We are very proud and excited to have achieved the Green Flag award. A big thank you to all the children, staff and parents who have been involved in our eco-schools journey and have helped us become a greener school.
"We know that small changes can make a big difference and that working together has helped make Trinity achieve this international award. This has been a child-led initiative from the beginning, involving children who are passionate about making a difference and caring for their environment – not just now, but in the years ahead.”
Planning and Environment Minister Deputy Steve Luce said “Trinity School has done extremely well to have achieved Green Flag status and I’d like to congratulate everyone who’s been involved.
"The work going on in Island schools through the States Eco-Active programme is laying crucial foundations towards a more sustainable, low carbon future for Jersey, both in a practical sense and by embedding the principles of good environmental practice in our young people.”