We are currently the only secondary school in Essex to hold three Green Flags. We have worked hard for the last eight years towards becoming a more sustainable school.
Our first award was the Silver Eco Schools Award in November 2005, which was then followed by a half day inspection which led to the First Green Flag in February 2006. In February 2009, we were awarded our second Green flag after a further application and inspection and then in June 2011 we gained our third flag! There are only 366 schools in the UK to hold two or more Green Flags, only around 50 of them are secondary schools. Only 18 schools across Essex have a green flag.
You can find out more about Eco-Schools at http://www.eco-schools.org.uk
Over the last five years we have completed many projects including:
- Provided recycling facilities in every classroom
- Annual recycling projects - Clothing and Christmas Cards
- Built an outdoor classroom
- Built a pond
- Built a plant area at the school entrance
Our future projects include:
- Landscaping the area around the pond and outdoor classroom
- Planting trees around the school site
- Providing recycling facilities in corridors and outside
- Reducing energy use in school
- To encourage more schools in Brentwood to become eco-friendly