At HSLC we have an enthusiastic group of both students and staff, keen to make a difference in ensuring the long-term sustainability of our school and community.
We have already achieved the Bronze Award as part of the national eco-schools programme and we are well on our way to achieving the Silver award. The group have introduced a number of eco projects in school including a Swap Shop, paper and textiles recycling schemes as well as the procurement of eco-friendly cleaning materials and sanitation sundries in school.
We are also very excited at the prospect of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire becoming a UK flagship region for the renewables industry - the resulting opportunities for us all and the impact on socio-economic regeneration is potentially massive. We have embraced these exciting developments in our school by making our students aware of them and of environmental issues and exploring renewable energies available to us.
We link a great deal of our sustainability awareness across all curriculum areas and in particular our STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) activities
For the last 2 years we have organised and hosted a Green Britain Day conference inviting a number of local businesses and organisations into school to deliver workshops on sustainability and the environment to our students. This has been a great way to not only raise awareness of local ‘green’ issues that affect us but also gives our students the opportunity to learn from experts and people in business as well as providing lots of ideas for potential careers.
In March 2013, our eco-projects and STEM activities were recognised at the Humber Renewables Awards where we won the category for Renewables Education.