Head: Mr Phillip Stapleton
The hard work and dedication of West Buckland Ecology and Biodiversity Society (WEBS), together with Head of Biology, Noah Shawcross, has been recognised as the school has earned a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag award. The team’s amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly, increasingly sustainable and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils at West Buckland worked with Head of Biology, Mr Noah Shawcross, to create WEBS (West Buckland Ecology and Biodiversity Society) whose aim was to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is and to ensure that it continues to move towards a more sustainability existence. The group reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the group, under Mr Shawcross’ guidance, planned a year of activities that would up their green credentials.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”