There have been several exciting developments at our Norbury High School for Girls academy.
Aizza Shahid, a year 8 student, has been rewarded for her work on the Eco-Schools project and related campaigns with a Jack Petchey Environmental Award. The award recognises Aizza’s support for The Big Plastic Count and her efforts on behalf of Norbury High’s Eco-schools committee which have been instrumental in changing recycling habits at the academy.
Meanwhile, a series of new ‘self-watering’ planters, which make use of use of rainwater from drainpipes, have been installed around Norbury High as part of its participation in the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start project. The academy was recently surveyed by an engineering firm with a view to improving sustainability and flood resistance and is working towards its Climate Resilient School accreditation.
In further good news, volunteers from the school’s gardening club, together with parents and staff, will plant 160 saplings donated by The Woodland Trust later in the spring term. These new saplings will supplement around 400 trees planted at Norbury High in 2018.
The latest Eco-schools campaign is called Cut Your Carbon. Find out more by watching the video below.