A Sustainable Focus

Thank you to all the exhibitors and visitors who came along to our Sustainability Fair yesterday afternoon. It was a great finale to the week that saw lessons across the subjects focusing on environmentally sustainable ideas. (Thank you also goes to the school orchestra who played at the fair, straight after performing at the Year 7 Celebration Assembly).

The stalls included Sustainable Brampton, Brampton2Zero, Green Place, Natural England, The John Muir Award, Cumbria Action For Sustainability Youth Projects/CDEC, Rubbish Rebels, Master Composters, Ria-plenish, the Co-operative and Morrisons.

Mrs Brereton and her Open Spaces Group had worked exceptionally hard maintaining their gardens and grounds and were excited to have the chance to show it off to the visitors. Their cake stall and raffle raised a grand total of £400 which will be used to further improve the biodiversity and cultivation of the area. This two-acre environment is now part of the Cumbria in Bloom scheme – gaining Gold Award for Container gardening and Silver Gilt for Biodiversity. It has recently been awarded a Green Flag with Distinction from Eco Schools for improving the school grounds, biodiversity and sustainable practices.

As part of our Sustainability Week, each subject has featured ‘sustainability’ in some form. In Science, former WHS science teacher Phil Furneaux (who now plays a part in the Brampton2Zero initiative) was back to help students explore the importance of good soil structure and a healthy population of pollinators. They also investigated solar power by testing photovoltaic cells.

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