On Friday 18th October students and staff wore something green or up-cycled as part of their #WearItGreen day. The school is committed to ensuring our community is carbon aware and spent a full day promoting how to become more carbon neutral by reducing their carbon footprint.
Students were encouraged to walk or cycle to school and the canteen was meat-free for the day (it sold out!) to highlight how this can reduce environmental impact, according to recent scientific studies. Students were educated about ‘Fast Fashion’ and brought old clothes and old school uniforms into school that they no longer needed. The a van full of old clothes was donated to the Cancer Research UK charity shop in Horsforth and the uniforms will be re-used and re-distributed in school or by Horsforth Children’s Services.
The school hopes that by making small adjustments it can make a big difference in supporting Leeds City Council’s pledge to make Leeds a carbon neutral city by 2030. Everyone involved brought a £1 donation into school and we raised a massive £806.57 which we’ll be reinvesting into the school to install new water filling stations. It’s hoped this will reduce the amount of single use plastic and to encourage students to re-fill using their reusable bottles.
Well done everyone!