Yesterday Clifton High School held its inaugural Bright Green Day - a School day focused on sustainability.
It began with many pupils embarking on a low carbon journey into School and receiving a piece of fruit as a reward. This was followed by a morning assembly led by Mark Smalley, a BBC Radio Producer, who spoke on empowering young people to take action and to be the change makers of tomorrow. Pupils then experienced a specially timetabled day of eco lessons and events including
making pledges to try to do something that would have a positive impact; enjoying a solar panel powered performance by the Year 6 band, Flapjax; and decorating the School playground floor with messages and drawings that expressed their feelings towards sustainable issues. The day finished with many Clifton High families purchasing package-free produce from a stall in the grounds which was kindly supplied by Smaller Footprints, a local Clifton shop specialising in zero waste.
Pupil and parents have completed a survey outlining which sustainability issues Clifton High should be tackling termly next year and we look forward to sharing the results once they have been counted.
It was an innovative and exciting day that enthused and inspired the whole School Community.
Well done to all involved, especially the pupils for immersing themselves passionately and intelligently into the day’s activities and for thinking responsibly towards their future actions in respect to sustainability, climate change and biodiversity.
You can now find our sustainability strategy and policy,‘Our Bright Green Futures’, here.