In Spring 2016 we held a very successful “Carpool Day”, where all pupils and staff were encouraged to carpool on their journey to/from school where possible. There was a great response to this initiative so the Green Schools Committee decided to begin a weekly P.O.W. day.
Each week, data was collected in each class about numbers of pupils who carpooled/walked/cycled/travelled by electric car to/from school. The “Golden Car Award” was designed by the Green schools Committee and awarded to the class who had the highest percentage of pupils travelling to school in a sustainable way that day. There was great excitement and anticipation about which class would win each week. As time went on, the committee decided to award the “Golden Car Award” to the most improved class , to encourage classes who weren’t winning the award frequently.
In February 2016 our school took part in the Green Schools National Travel Competition, where we detailed our efforts to improve levels of sustainable travel in our school.
In April 2016 we held a successful day in conjunction with “National Spring Clean”. Pupils worked on cleaning up the school grounds and parents collected litter on approach roads to the school.
In May 2016, Camilla, our Green Schools Travel Advisor held a very enjoyable Bike Workshop in our school with pupils from senior classes.
In November 2016 we developed a “Green Schools Code” for Transport:
“Cycle, Walk or Carpool. Save our planet on your journey to school”.