Climate Change, Air Pollution and the School Environment
The school is committed to reducing the amount of waste that it produces, increasing recycling and reducing the amount of energy it uses during the school day. We are also taking steps to improve the air quality, increasing areas for recreation and play and improving the food offered to the students during the school day.
We would like to share with you the improvements and changes that have been made over the last few years towards these aims.
The school currently recycles paper and cardboard, glass bottles, plastic bottles and tin cans. From September we have started to recycle food waste and have increased the number of recycling bins we have on site.
Improving air quality
The school was awarded a grant of £8,400 towards the planting of green screens along Camden Road to reduce the levels of NO2 and Particulate Matter on the school site. The scheme was extended to the perimeter of Sandall Road and this work was completed in the summer break. The combination of ivy and jasmine will help to improve the air quality and also has the added benefit of making the school look more appealing and secure and encourages biodiversity.