Stroud School, King Edward VI Preparatory, in Hampshire has launched its four-year Sustainability Plan to help the school community take practical steps to reduce its environmental impact.
The school is setting up a range of projects and schemes to tackle four keys areas: energy efficiency and creation, food waste reduction, 'reduce, reuse, recycle' and nature recovery.
Its first big fundraising project is to buy a Ridan Food Composter which will enable the school to turn what waste they have left into useable compost, while teaching the children how compost is made.
The four-year sustainability plan was launched by children enjoying a wide range of learning outside the classroom activities including weaving woven petals that will be used to mark out wildflower meadows next Spring, basket making and honey tasting.
The school also hosted its very first Green Fair, welcoming a number of independent stalls from wildlife charities, Hampshire and the IOW Trust and Hampshire Swifts, to independent artists selling arts and crafts.
The Test Valley Council promoted recycling and SA Energy demonstrated solar energy
Stroud has been awarded the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) Silver Award and is working towards its Gold Award.
Ongoing projects also include gardening clubs, planting an orchard in the school grounds and further energy saving and charity initiatives.