Sustainability and protecting our environment are key issues for all at Fairholme. Through our curriculum, we aim to enhance sustainability awareness of pupils, and through assemblies and group activities we aim to inspire pupils to take responsibility for their environment and to put sustainable development into practice.
Children study many aspects of human impact on the environment. They learn and understand about their carbon footprint and how to reduce waste produced, and they look at the benefits of renewable energy resources, with reference to our recently installed solar panels on the Sports Hall roof.
They have been involved in tree planting activities, part of the ’Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative, which has encouraged pupils to play their part to enhance our environment at Fairholme.
The School Council is actively involved in suggesting and implementing environmental initiatives at school and they welcome ideas from pupils in all age groups, parents and staff in how we can contribute to an even more sustainable future.
The Council encourages all pupils to ‘go- green’ with their handy green tips which are included on Form Pages within our Digital Learning Platform. These provide practical, simple and quick ideas to reduce our carbon footprint and live in a more sustainable way.
Overall, our aim is to ensure that Fairholme pupils develop into environmentally conscious adults who are able to contribute and communicate their ideas effectively for a sustainable future for all.