At King's we seek to embrace the ethics of a healthy environment. This can be seen in all areas of school life, with environmental issues being introduced both through the curriculum and dedicated assemblies from nursery through to the Sixth form and also in our every day lives in our offices, classrooms, gardens and kitchens. The mantra of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" is evident.
Current ongoing initiatives include reuse or recycling of resources including paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, toners and ink cartridges, mobiles, light bulbs, chemical, electrical and garden waste, and minimising the use of non renewable resources and energy sources including water, electricity and gas wherever practicable. We are working with the Carbon Trust (Sustain) and Envision to constantly audit our operations.
In addition to waste recycling, pupils are encouraged to be actively involved in learning about biodiversity, from planting out the Wardle House garden, pond dipping in the junior school in the dedicated Wildlife Garden adjacent to the Paddock and Senior school in our science garden and greenhouse and our organic vegetable garden in Little Cloister House grounds where our produce is sold by pupils through Gardening/Young enterprise clubs. We are also planning to set up our own compost areas. Sixth form community service initiatives recently included the design and building of the Nigel Hunter nursery at Gloucester Royal Hospital.
Our Environmental Policy is available to view on request