Pride: LONSDALE SCHOOL Great and Green Award

PUBLISHED: 11:58 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:31 06 May 2010

Hilary Oughton business development manager at Lonsdale School and Claudia Thiele who supplied the nomination on behalf of the school

Hilary Oughton business development manager at Lonsdale School and Claudia Thiele who supplied the nomination on behalf of the school

LONSDALE School is a special school for pupils with physical and neurological impairments. Being an Eco school is a whole-school project at Lonsdale, which involves all pupils in all key stage (nursery to sixth form), teachers, support staff, kitchen staf

LONSDALE School is a special school for pupils with physical and neurological impairments.

Being an Eco school is a whole-school project at Lonsdale, which involves all pupils in all key stage (nursery to sixth form), teachers, support staff, kitchen staff, the residential department, the offices, nurses, the caretaker, governors, parents and even the headteacher.

The Eco committee, the 'Green Beans', contains members from all the above and in just two years they set up a host of schemes to recycle paper, glass, tins, printer cartridges and batteries.

'Captain Compost' in the primary department and the 'Compost Commander' in secondary help to fill and empty the compost bin daily.

The Green Beans meet once or twice every half term. They organise competitions, write for the school's newsletter, work on action plans and feed back ideas from meetings on their classes. They also regularly visit the Stevenage Household Recycling Centre to empty our battery collection container

Commenting on the award, business development manager Hilary Oughton said: "This is a testament to all the hard work which is put in by staff and pupils alike. The key thing is that we are learning all the time and that we all enjoy being part of an environmentally friendly school and looking after our school environment

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