Green Bishop Ramsey
At Bishop Ramsey School we are continuing to work hard to transform the school into a greener and more environmentally friendly space and have participated in some exciting green projects in the last few years.
We have run a Tuesday after school Eco-Champions club who are responsible for the planting, tending and harvesting and have planted an orchard, tended various crops and have improved the school site with new wooden planters and flowers which have certainly brightened up the area. The Eco-Council has also looked into how to manage litter in the school.
Over the past several years, staff and students have worked with a range of outside agencies as part of our Green School ideals. We were part of the first “Natural Connections Programme” for secondary schools. This is an outdoor education project run in conjunction with Groundwork Thames Valley focussing on developing key skills for a small group of Year 8 students. These students were let loose outside to work as teams to complete a wide range of activities and then pass these on to a group of younger students.
Our mobile phone, toner and cartridge recycling scheme raises money for the Malawi fund and many thanks to the parents who have supported this scheme. We have recycled thousands of batteries for you! Both of these schemes continue to run so please keep sending in your mobile phones, toners/cartridges and batteries to reception.
Much of the work we have done around the site is continuing so if your child is interested in learning more, see Ms Wood, our Eco Champion.