Portsmouth High School GDST has won not one but two sustainability awards with EduCCate Global.
The EduCCate Global Bronze Award makes the school a centre of excellence for sustainability and climate literacy. Five members of staff have completed training equipping them with further skills and knowledge to apply through the curriculum.
The school is also trying to increase the climate literacy and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
“This year’s eco teams have already started to plan for the year ahead, led enthusiastically by Eco-Prefects Keira at the senior school and Eliza at the prep school.” — Assistant Head at Portsmouth High prep school.
Assistant Head at the prep school, Mrs Ruth Irvine-Capel, said: “Not content with resting on our laurels, this year’s eco teams have already started to plan for the year ahead, led enthusiastically by Eco-Prefects Keira at the senior school and Eliza at the prep school. Our annual audit of our environmental impact is currently underway and there are plans for an exciting geography eco day after half term.”
The Eco-Schools Green Flag Award has been renewed for another year and the Eco-Schools team praised the school commenting ‘curriculum link examples are imaginative, practical and fun, making environmental education accessible.
Director of Finance and Operations at Portsmouth High School, Mr Ben Roberts, said: “All lightbulbs are being switched to energy-efficient LEDs and the replacement of single pane windows with modern double glazed units is happening now in the senior mathematics and ICT classrooms.”
“Sustainability is a strong area of focus for both staff and pupils at Portsmouth High School and it is great to be spearheading such an important cause.” — Portsmouth High Eco-prefect.
Eco-prefect, Keira, said: “It is a privilege to be part of such an enthusiastic team. Sustainability is a strong area of focus for both staff and pupils at Portsmouth High School and it is great to be spearheading such an important cause.”
Sustainability at the GDST
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) are a family of 25 all girls’ schools across England and Wales and sustainability is a green thread that runs across everything we do. This includes at our schools, with our students, our estate, our people and partnerships, and how we look forward to a brighter and greener future.