Last week from 4th – 8th June was Secondary Green Week here at BIS. This year, three of our IB ‘Green ECA Club’ students (Chi Him, Ga Hyeon, Min Kyoung) organised the themes and activities with Science teacher Miss. Bradford and community service manager Kev Halpin. The IB students did this advocacy as part of their CAS activities for their IB qualification.
The theme of the week was to grow and to ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’.
The CAS students designed a campaign competition for KS3 students to take part in. Three winning tutor groups were presented with goodie bag prizes in assembly based on winning posters and a narrated power point video of a story from the seventies called ‘all that trash’.
The CAS students also carried out a ‘green audit’ on our school to assess anything that did not seem to be very environmentally friendly. This was presented to Head Teacher Sue Hill. Some small changes have immediately been made around school as a result with more to come following further research from the Green ECA club and the facilities team at the school. Our BIS café is now working towards becoming totally plastic free alongside the group as a result of the audit.
KS3 students visited EYC to deliver workshops on pollinating species and their importance whilst they assisted the children in planting their brand new fruit and flower garden with Kev and the gardener. They also made ‘nature art’ from leaves and twigs with the children to create a display of bees and butterflies.
Overall, the Green Week was a success and the IB CAS students did a really good job of organising and presenting the activities and campaigns. Well done Chi Him, Ga Hyeon and Min Kyoung!
Ms Hannah Bradford,