Green Team makes a difference

Thanks to the new school waste company, Biffa, Bedales now recycles a great majority of its waste. Biffa offers not only the usual recycling services for paper and card, but also for all plastics and compost. It is very exciting to at last have a clear perspective on the school’s waste system, and the ‘customer zone’ online system means that we will be able to track exactly how much of our waste has been recycled every week, and how much not. The Green Team is hoping to display this information to students before Notices. We are also looking at the possibility of sourcing the school’s water supply from a borehole in the school grounds, and installing greener sources of heat for the swimming pool and clusters of staff houses. On top of this, we are in the final stages of organising the installation of a Traid clothes bin in school, which will cement our new relationship with this charity, who support the clothes industry through profits from recycling and reusing clothes. Parents will be invited to use the bin for any unwanted items of clothing.

By Josh Grubb, 6.2

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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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