Eco Committee Update

The Eco Committee have been working hard towards achieving the Silver Eco Award. We have predominantly been focusing on biodiversity and the construction of our new eco-friendly nursery this year.

We have provided a habitat for bees with the help of our local bee keeping community and a committee of St Francis parents and children. We have learnt a lot about bees and how to care for them under the guidance of Chris Body and her fellow beekeepers.

We have also watched with fascination as two old buildings disappeared from our Haybrook gardens and were replaced with a new, state of the art Nursery which seemingly rose from the ashes like a great phoenix. This is an extremely important building to the Eco Committee as it has the following essential Eco features:

  • It is a sustainable cedar clad building.
  • It is highly insulated to keep it cosy in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • All lighting is LED and motion censored.
  • It has an air source heat pump which heats/cools and provides hot water. This is much more eco-friendly than oil, gas or electricity.

We are delighted to announce that due to the determination of the pupils, parents and staff who have supported the Eco Committee, we have collectively achieved our Silver Award this academic year.

Congratulations to everyone in the Eco Committee and to everyone in the St Francis community who have worked towards achieving this magnificent award for St Francis School.