#Worcesterisgreen – Update from the RGS Environment Society
Pupils from across the School who are passionate about the planet and the impact of humans on the environment, have been meeting up each week to discuss ways to make RGS Worcester more ‘green’. Environment Club was soon deemed too casual a title, so the pupils decided to rebrand as the ‘Environment Society’ to reflect the urgency of action required on behalf of the planet.
Our members from the Lower School have been working hard on putting a proposal together to improve the School grounds for wildlife. They have been researching the best flowers to attract bees and other pollinators, have toured the gardens with our Head Gardener Matt Gabet to find the best locations to improve, and have had to think creatively about the best ways to educate the School about these areas. They are looking forward to presenting their ideas to the Headmaster very soon, with a view to starting to implement the project in the Spring.
The Sixth Form Environment Committee are challenging the idea that #Worcesterisgreen by finding out more about the ‘green’ initiatives of the School that currently exist. There is a real drive towards the need to reduce our waste footprint, and with this in mind they have been reminding pupils and staff to recycle appropriately. They have also met with our Catering team to find out what measures are being used in the kitchens to minimise waste and, as I write, they are finalising a proposal to go to the Senior Leadership Team regarding a ban on single use plastics. I have been really impressed by the passion shown by the small, but mighty band of environmentalists who attend each week. The planet certainly needs people with this mindset who really care about educating others to look after our planet better!
Teacher of Biology