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Sustainability

Sustainability

Our Vision for a Sustainable School 

Sustainability is essential to ensure a good quality of life for everyone without causing irreversible damage to the planet for future generations. This requires careful balancing of life style, social equity and care for the environment.

The whole school community at Alwoodley Primary School are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to promote and practise sustainable development. As a school we have a special role to play in securing the future for young people; as a place of learning we can help pupils understand our impact on the planet and through 'leading by example' are well placed to demonstrate sustainable living and working to pupils and the wider community alike.

At Alwoodley Primary School we are keen to work towards improving our positive effects on the environment and reducing our adverse effects.

 

How will we meet our vision?

Through a process of continuous provision we prepare our children for a lifetime of sustainable living built upon the core principles of care,

Care for ourselves.

Care for each other.

Care for the environment.

Energy and Water

We manage our use of energy and water so as to conserve our natural resources and cut energy costs. 

Traffic and Travel

We aim to reduce our contribution to road congestion, accidents and pollution through supporting safe and sustainable travel and traffic options where possible.

Purchase and Waste

We seek to reduce the amount of waste we produce, re-use where feasible and recycle what's left. We will also aim to consider the impact on the environment of resources that we purchase. 

School Grounds and Buildings

We build, develop and manage our school buildings and grounds as a rich learning resource to illustrate sustainable living, contribute to the school's environmental performance and enhance the health and well-being of pupils and staff. 

Inclusion and Participation

We actively promote the inclusion and participation of our whole school community to work together to participate in school life, welcome diversity and challenge injustice. 

Local Well-being

We aim to make a positive contribution to the well-being of the local community through being a good neighbour and fostering relationships with local businesses, residents and agencies. To develop a greater understanding of the local environment with the whole school community and encourage it's use and care.

Global Dimension

We develop an international outlook equipping our pupils with the confidence and understanding to respond to the global dimension, acknowledge our individual and collective responsibility as global citizens and our potential to learn from more sustainable cultures and people. 

Examples of activities that support our sustainability work.

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