Sheffield High School is very proud to have been awarded the environmental ‘Green Flag’ for the third time from the Eco-Schools Scheme in Autumn 2016. To maintain our ‘Green Flag’ status, we have continued to make a positive contribution to various aspects of the environment including recycling, raising awareness of environmental issues, improving energy efficiency in school and working to improve local spaces.
Our mission statement is “to promote environmentally friendly behaviour in school and beyond”.
Each form within the school has an elected eco-representative who plays and important role in keeping the schools as environmentally friendly as possible by helping with campaigns and activities, feeding back recommendations about changes within the school and helping everyone stick to the school’s Eco-Code:
- Don’t waste paper. Rule off after each piece of work
- Switch off classroom lights when not in use
- Always switch off computer screens after use
- Switch off computers at the end of the day
- Don’t litter
- Recycle all paper
In our recent assessment from Eco-Schools the assessor was “impressed how all students from different year groups were committed to their role” as eco-reps and the range of different projects and ways to get involved. She also praised the new, innovative technology used around the school.
“We’re thrilled to be one of the few schools in the country to have been awarded green flag status for a third time,” said Sheffield High’s Eco-Schools Co-ordinator, Mrs Jennifer Dean.
“It’s a tribute to the hard work and the innovative approach from the pupils who’ve led the way in changing systems in the school to make our work more environmentally friendly,” she added. “It has also been lovely to see the projects involving pupils across the whole school from juniors, right up to the pupils in the sixth form working together and we hope to continue our success with our new projects during the next academic year.”