King Edward VI High School for Girls is committed to teaching future generations how to live sustainably and make positive changes.
We believe that it is important for our students to understand the challenges of climate change and to be motivated to take action. We are working to make a difference by considering the environmental impact of our decisions and actions.
We are signed up to the King Edward VI Foundation Environmental Sustainability Statement, which outlines our key priorities. These are:
Current sustainability initiatives
We are committed to building environmentally friendly buildings that our students can enjoy learning in. We prioritise energy efficiency and environmental impact in all new building projects. For example, the new Design Centre, which opened in 2022, has solar panels installed.
The KEHS and KES Sustainability Society is a vibrant group of students who are passionate about sustainability. They work together to organise impactful events such as Sustainability Week, educational initiatives and community outreach. The goal of the society is to empower students to actively contribute towards a sustainable future within our schools and the wider community.
The Biodiversity Project is a school-wide initiative to increase biodiversity on our grounds. We will do this by planting wildflowers, which will attract pollinators, and by creating habitats for insects. We also plan to educate students and staff about what they can do at home to help improve biodiversity. For example, we will encourage people to leave parts of their gardens unmowed to allow wildflowers to grow.