Welcome to the Trinity School Sustainability Page!
At Trinity, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future for our students and our community. We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in reducing our environmental impact.
One of the initiatives we are currently undertaking is our "Let'sGoZero" campaign. The campaign aims to reduce our school's carbon footprint by encouraging students and staff to make sustainable choices in their daily lives. Some of the ways we are working towards this goal include:
•Energy Conservation: We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our energy usage, including through the use of energy-efficient light bulbs and appliances, and by encouraging students and staff to turn off lights and electronics when not in use.
•Recycling and Waste Reduction: We have implemented a comprehensive recycling program and are working to reduce the amount of waste we generate through the use of reusable materials. We have also started to compost our food waste onsite which will be used to fill our vegetable planters.
•Sustainable Transportation: We encourage students and staff to use sustainable transportation options such as biking and walking to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
•Green Spaces: We have dedicated a portion of our school grounds to creating green spaces, including gardens and outdoor classrooms, to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and engage with nature. In March 2023, we will be planting 420 trees to promote biodiversity.
•Community Outreach: We are working to raise awareness about sustainability issues within our community through events and activities and by collaborating with local organisations.
Sustainability across the curriculum
Sustainability is included in the Primary National Curriculum in the United Kingdom as a cross-curricular theme. This means that the concept of sustainability is integrated into various subjects, such as science, geography, and design and technology, rather than being taught as a standalone subject. For example, in science, pupils learn about the importance of renewable energy and the effects of pollution on the environment. In geography, they learn about the impact of human activity on the natural world and the importance of preserving natural resources. In design and technology, they learn about sustainable design and the use of recycled materials. Overall, the goal is to educate pupils about the importance of sustainability and how they can play a role in protecting the environment for future generations.
We understand that creating a more sustainable future is an ongoing process and we are committed to continuously improving our practices and educating our students about the importance of sustainability. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our community.
Thank you for your support in our efforts to create a more sustainable future.
Rags2Riches: Throughout the year
We have signed up to the Rags2Riches4Schools recycling scheme to raise money and help others around the world benefit from our good quality unwanted clothes and shoes. We get 40p for every kilo we collect and would be most grateful if you could help us with this challenge at home. Collections will be taking place throughout the year.
Schoolcycled Plastic Lid collections: Throughout the year
We have signed up the School Cycled to encourage children to recycle their plastic lids and bottle tops. As a school, we will be collecting plastic lids all year. For every kilo we recycle, we will gain 250 Earth points. Earth points can be exchanged for equipment for our school. The equipment is made from the recycled plastic collected.
November: Cut Your Carbon!
Cut Your Carbon is Eco-Schools’ annual carbon-reduction campaign. It takes place across November and this year it’s bigger and better than ever! The campaign creates a national moment, spotlighting various aspects of our lives that result in a carbon footprint. It challenges pupils to take positive action, raise awareness and cut their carbon. The challenge is simple: throughout November, Cut Your Carbon by completing 9 simple actions with your friends and family. Each action relates to an area of everyday life that contributes to your carbon footprint, including travel, energy, food, and waste.
Sustainability week: Monday 8th January 2024:
Trinity will be taking part in their second Sustainability week; children will complete activities which will support their understanding of sustainability. We will be exploring as a school, how we can make Trinity a sustainable school, ensuring that we are preserving resources for generations to come. Trinity will be holding another ‘Toy Swap’ where children can bring in good quality toys to swap for something new!
8 January to 19 February: Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2024
Trinity will join thousands of other schools for the Big Schools’ Birdwatch and find out which birds our school grounds attract. Together we can make it count. This focuses on biodiversity of our school grounds; throughout the year we will complete five further activities to achieve a Bronze Wild Challenge award.
Friday 22nd March: Celebrate Earth Hour
Every year in late March, millions of people around the world show they care about our planet by switching off for an hour, in 2024 this will be on Saturday 23rd March between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Trinity will be holding it’s very own Earth hour where we will be powering down our school. During this time, children will be completing WWF’s Earth Hour activities.
Monday 6th April: Let’s get planting!
Sensory gardens should appeal to all 5 senses: sight, touch, sound, scent, and taste. They allow young people to connect with nature and become more aware of their surroundings -providing a great foray into the world of mindfulness! All children will participate in the creation of our own very sensory garden, where children can spend time relaxing in nature.
Throughout the year, the eco warriors will be completing their own activities to support the development of our Eco Journey. Together, as a school, we are aiming to become a carbon neutral school by 2030.