Green Week raises awareness

Before half term the Green Team organised a Green Week to raise awareness on how we can individually reduce energy usage and prevent unnecessary wastage. We ran a bake sale in the Quad, raising £111 with which we will buy some paper brick makers to recycle as much of the school’s paper as possible, and anything else which may have a long term beneficial use for the school. Our other main push for the week was to make people aware of their food usage. On Monday, following the food symposium on meat and the detrimental effects its production has on our climate, we trialled a meat free lunch and will look at the possibility of having meat free meals in the future. On Wednesday we placed clear waste boxes in the dining hall so that people could see how much they had thrown away. We’ve still got lots to work on, but the week was a really good way to get people involved in thinking actively about the issues that we face today regarding waste. Read more.

By Josh Grubb, 6.1

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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