We will be the best communityAs the line from our Herne Hill School song suggests, we are committed to help create the best community – within our school, locally and within the wider world.
We are well aware that minimising and adapting to climate change as well as protecting the environment will present challenges and opportunities to our children throughout their lives. We are keen to raise their awareness, get them to appreciate the beauty and benefits of nature and think positively and creatively about solutions and initiatives.
We like to do all we can to reduce the school’s carbon footprint and involve the children in these endeavours as much as possible. For example, our Year 2 eco warriors help keep a watchful eye on maintaining our environment, such as our recycling efforts in all the classrooms, and make suggestions for further improvements.
The large garden at 99 Herne Hill and the woodland area at 127 Herne Hill help us to teach the children about the entire food chain cycle from growing, harvesting, cooking, consuming, recycling and repurposing food. At 127 Herne Hill, our food waste hot composter allows us to convert all of that site’s food waste into high-quality compost for use in our community’s gardens – as explained expertly in the video by two of our eco warriors.