6th December 2019 — Three RHS pupils gave a presentation on how the school had achieved the Golden Carbon Charter award for a second time and what the school is doing to build on this in the future. The award recognises the school’s carbon reduction measures and its work with pupils, staff and the wider community to raise awareness and change behaviours to become more environmentally sustainable.
The Eco Committee has played a large part in educating and encouraging the school to focus on change. Campaigns have included teaching everyone to recycle correctly, conserve heat and electricity in boarding houses as well as a food waste reduction programme. Recently, a campaign illustrating the number of single-use plastic bottles the school got through in a month led to the introduction of stainless-steel refillable bottles for every pupil.