Published:
10th February 2012
12:44 PM
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KEVI Students Go Green

King Edward VI Humanities College has won a silver ‘Green Tree School’ award for their commitment to helping the environment. The college has been recognised for their involvement in a number of activities suggested by the Woodland Trust, including recently planting a series of trees to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. King Edward VI students have come up with different ways to save energy, partaking in ‘Green Day’ and ‘Switch off Fortnight’ and producing an [...]

King Edward VI Humanities College has won a silver ‘Green Tree School’ award for their commitment to helping the environment.

The college has been recognised for their involvement in a number of activities suggested by the Woodland Trust, including recently planting a series of trees to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

King Edward VI students have come up with different ways to save energy, partaking in ‘Green Day’ and ‘Switch off Fortnight’ and producing an in-college marketing campaign to increase environmental awareness.

Margaret Reeve, Headteacher of KEVI said “We are all really proud to have been recognised for our environmental work. Promotion of energy saving and green issues is something which is very important to us at King Edward VI.

“Being part of the award scheme is a great opportunity for our students, as they’re able to learn about the collation of scientific data on width and type of trees, and take on extra responsibility by becoming ‘Switch Off Monitors’ responsible for supervising energy consumption in each form.

“KEVI’s Rural Science and Gardening Clubs have been planting trees and hedgerows since 2007 and we are always looking to improve our green status. We are currently only five points off receiving the gold award and are already looking at pushing onto this next level.”

The Jubilee Planting Scheme is part of the Woodland Trust’s vision to plant sixty Diamond Jubilee woods in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The Trust also plans to encourage the planting of six million trees across the UK on donated land.

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