Friday 03 June 2016

World Environment Day

The Environment & Sustainability Group have been busily preparing for World Environment Day. The group are very concerned that 97 per cent of household batteries end up in landfill each year, amounting to 8000 tonnes of waste.

Being an action group, they decided to do something about it by offering 10 recycling collection places around the school. Collection boxes are located at the Library, Science area, Ivanhoe House, Middle Years’ Office, International Centre, Locksley-Music, IT Services, Business Centre and Buckley House.

So, the next time you change batteries in your remote control or wi-fi devices, please remember to bring in the old ones for recycling. World Environment Day is all about raising awareness of the many ways we can care for our planet. The group will be running a lunchtime movie, daily quizzes and a plant stall to help with greening the planet.

World Environment Day encourages people to be an agent of change and is the United Nations most important day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. This year’s theme is ‘Go Wild for Life’.

What can you do to help our environment?