Eco-Schools Silver Award for Queen's College Junior pupils

Junior School pupils at Queen’s College have been rewarded for their work to improve the environment. Members of the Eco Team have received a certificate for earning the Eco-Schools Silver Award.

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21st February 2020 — Junior School pupils at Queen’s College have been rewarded for their work to improve the environment. Members of the Eco Team have received a certificate for earning the Eco-Schools Silver Award.

The children have raised money for their own outdoor classroom made of willow, which they have designed and then planted with the support the Queen’s Parents’ Association (QPA) and the Estates team.

They have ensured that teachers and pupils are aware of their action plan, which includes linking the curriculum to the Eco-schools topics in at least ten areas, and have regular meetings run by their elected chairperson.

The pupils strive to encourage environmental awareness in all areas of school life, including writing letters and persuading those in authority around them - particularly in the food industry - to make decisions which can support our environment.

Mrs Tracey Khodabandehloo, Junior School Headmistress, said: “We are so proud of all of the ideas, dedication and enthusiasm from the children and they, in turn, would like to thank everyone involved for their support, particularly the QPA and the Estates Team.”

About Queen's College

Queen's College is a co-educational boarding and day school for nearly 600 pupils aged 3 months-18 years. Everyone who visits Queen's College comments on the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There's a real passion for learning, but pupils and staff enjoy one another's company. Exam results are excellent – some of the top in the South West.

"The spirit and heart of this very special community ensures the inclusion of every pupil across all ages and ability," said Head Teacher, Dr Lorraine Earps. "Commitment to fulfilling the potential of each individual can be found deeply rooted in every member of staff, all of whom share a joined-up approach to each child’s personal educational journey."

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