Fairfield makes pledges for sustainability term
The Humanities Department have had a term packed with activities, talks and pledges to recognise Earth Day and Waste Week 2022. All teachers around the school made a sustainability pledge recognising something they would like to do over the next six weeks to become more sustainable. These ranged from eating more seasonably, cycling to school, trying meat-free Mondays, to stop buying fast fashion, just to name a few. Students also took part in making a pledge earning some a “global citizen” badge.
The term also had an exciting array of local visitors. On 16th March Bristol Waste Company conducted a lunchtime talk to discuss what E-Waste is and how to tackle it. Bristol City Council’s visit about air pollution sparked many questions regarding about Bristol’s new clean Air Zone. Finally, we had Ben Smee, an Environmental Scientist; inform us about careers in sustainability. Especially topical since the government recently promised to invest £40 million into creating thousands of these jobs in the UK.
The Eco-Team have also worked incredibly hard on various projects to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. From planting trees, taking part in an energy audit, creating litter stickers and kick starting the golden lock competition for those who cycle or scooter to school. They are even initiating a pen-recycling scheme to start next term after noticing how many pens fail to get recycled.