At Kingsmead we are fully committed to the idea of sustainability, and are working towards making our school sustainable. This requires all members of the school community to think about the impact of their actions so that we can improve the quality of our lives without creating problems in the future or adversely affecting others.
We are following Eco-Schools www.eco-schools.org.uk which is an international award programme that provides a framework for schools on their sustainable journey. Using this we are tackling the nine topics that a school needs to address to become sustainable: energy, waste, transport, litter, water, healthy living, biodiversity, school grounds and global perspectives. Since starting the programme in September 2010 the school has achieved the bronze award, and is working towards the silver award.
In September 2010 a group of Year 12 students was formed and called themselves the Environmental Protection Agency for Kingsmead or EPAK. They are the driving force behind all the work on sustainability at Kingsmead, and have helped to plan and implement the various projects that have been undertaken: