At St Mary's, we are always championing our pupils to be eco-conscious citizens and making them aware of how they can play their part, to help our planet become a cleaner and greener place.
We are members of the 'Eco Schools' Programme, and have taken part in successful 'whole school' initiatives, promoting the importance of recycling and saving energy amongst our staff and pupils.
Our class 'Eco Warrior' representatives help to care for our school environment: they encourage staff and pupils to follow our eco message of responsible recycling, monitor our energy use in the school.
Eco-education is a key part of our curriculum and pupils of all ages across the school, have shown an enthusiastic and passionate understanding for the topic. Many successful pupil-led initiatives have taken place including: a bid to regain 'dry mixed recycling' provision at our school, writing persuasive letters to Havering Council and interviewing the Mayor to discuss the importance of recycling, re-planting and composting for our school allotment, creating informative posters to encourage others to recycle and take care of the planet. As well as this, we have had online eco sessions from 'Keep Britain Tidy', delivered to all of our pupils to help educate them on recycling and composting.