Eco School

Learning For a Sustainable Future

At Crickhowell High School we have an ethos of sustainability, helping to protect the environment and to improve the wellbeing of people in the local community, as well as global citizens.  We are proud to be the first secondary school in Powys and the 3rd in Wales to have achieved our 3rd Green flag award, showing our commitment to the environment.  We are also delighted that we have achieved the 3rd phase of the Healthy Schools Award, showing our dedication to improving the wellbeing of pupils and staff.

Riverside Rescue is a scheme where each half term pupils and staff put on their wellies and using litter pickers, clear debris from the stream that flows through the school and off through the Bull Pit Meadow to join the River Usk.

Gardening Club started in the Summer Term and encourages both pupils and staff to help improve the school grounds by clearing weeds, as well as planting flowers and trees to make the school even more attractive.

We our reduce energy use wherever possible and encourage pupils to consider their own carbon footprint by holding poster competitions for new displays and by promoting sustainable transport.

Annual events are held such as Planet Earth Day, in which pupils are taken off timetable to all participate in the activities raising awareness of environmental issues and global citizenship.  Our petition of over 500 signatures was delivered to the Copenhagen Energy summit by John Schrouder who jointly ran the day with us, with the aim to convince world leaders to pledge to reduce emissions.

We encourage pupils and staff to reduce waste and recycle whenever possible.  This includes our schemes to recycle yellow pages, catalogues, paper and mobile phones.  We even have a recycling bank where pupils can bring in cardboard from home and help raise money for the school, as well as helping the environment.

All pupils can take part in our lunchtime activities, like the community litter pick held as part of Keep Wales Tidy Week in September.  Pupils can also take part in Eco themed days out around the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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