Redmaids’ High students lead ‘eco’ campaign

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The two students have won a bronze Eco-Schools award for their hard efforts

The call to arms on climate change has been heard loud and clear at Redmaids’ High School where its students have won a bronze Eco-Schools award in recognition of improving sustainability within their school environment.

The initiative was launched last autumn by sixth formers and environmental captains Loveday Kossmann and Ania Melichar, both aged 17.

The girls formed an active environment committee, completed a site review and developed an action plan focused on developing biodiversity in the school grounds, improving waste disposal, and reducing energy consumption.

Ania explained: “To support biodiversity, we worked with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, recording the number and type of birds we have in our grounds in the Big Schools Bird Watch.

“We worked with Bristol Waste to identify ways of reducing plastics usage in school, and increasing recycling,” she added.

On renewable energy, Loveday reported: “We discussed longer-term goals with the school’s senior management team, and have signed up to the Energy in Schools programme to monitor usage.”

The school is now looking towards achieving its silver Eco-Schools award and then a Green Flag Award.

Mr Cooper, Assistant Headteacher of sixth form and international, said: “This is a prime example of our school philosophy – about looking beyond our own boundaries and doing what is right for the world as a whole. Ania and Loveday demonstrated real conviction and it’s great that they and the school have been recognised for their effort.”

For more information about Redmaids’ High School, call 0117 962 2641, or visit www.redmaidshigh.co.uk

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