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Environmental Sustainability

We have two Environmental and Sustainability Leads who run an exciting eco programme at St Michael’s Prep. Children and staff across the school are helping our community become more environmentally aware.

We are working towards gaining Eco-Schools Green Flag status which involves showing how we are demonstrating 9 different aspects: biodiversity, energy, global citizenship, healthy living, litter, marine, school grounds, waste, transport and water.

As part of this award, we have introduced a new Eco Committee involving children from all year groups. Many senior children are also leading initiatives to make St Michael’s more sustainable and environmentally aware.

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During our 150th anniversary in 2022, we introduced many initiatives to make our school more sustainable. These included:

  • Planting 150 trees
  • Creating wildflower meadows
  • Recycling locally: paper, cardboard, plastic, food waste, glass, wood and batteries
  • Changing the lighting across the whole school to LED
  • Installing sensor lights in classrooms and communal areas
  • Having beehives in the school grounds
  • Introducing environmental awareness activities in Geography, Science, PSHE and assemblies
  • Installing double glazed windows in the Prep and Pre-Prep buildings
  • Using ground heat source pumps in the Pre-Prep building

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