The summer saw Ashdown School and Sir Henry Fermor obtain their Eco-Schools Green Flag award.
Congratulations to them and also to Pennies Nursery at Mark Cross who had their Green Flag award re-confirmed.
The Eco-Schools approach offers a systematic way of addressing a range of sustainability issues and having the efforts of the school community publicly recognized.
The GTC Schools Group has been increasingly highlighting the government’s Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, which requires schools to respond over time to a series of sustainability challenges and there have been some encouraging developments locally. However, especially since no extra resources have been allocated, this is an area, where co-operation between schools can help the development and adoption of good practice.
For this reason, the GTC Schools Group has organised a meeting at the Crowborough Community Centre from 5 to 7pm on Tuesday 21st November, to which all local schools have been invited. The meeting will look specifically at local responses to the Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. Teachers and governors have been invited, but it is open to all with an interest in education and sustainability.