We are an environmental club based at Seaford Head School’s upper site. We aim to tackle a range of issues from energy use to waste disposal to help our school become environmentally friendly.
What we do
We identify environmental issues in our school and work together to solve them. This involves campaigning for change internally, working with local authorities, and talking with outside organisations.
To eliminate single use plastics: To stop the use of single use plastics in our school wherever possible. This includes conversing with our food suppliers to help reduce the plastics they use, so will also impact the other organisations they supply.
To use less fossil fuels: To implement strategies to use less energy, and to replace fossil fuels with energy from renewable sources.
To recycle more: We are currently working to ensure recycling is collected from all sites and will continue to increase recycling across the sites through educating students about sorting their rubbish. We also aim to help the wider community to recycle more by giving talks at other schools in the area.
To support others: We are open to all students who have ideas concerning the environment as well as suggestions from outside our organisation. We love to collaborate with others and offer help to people with environmental goals.
A success story
One of our recent goals was to ensure recycling continued at Seaford Head Lower School. After lots of hard work, their environmental team had secured recycling collections from Lewes District Council. This was a very important step. However, the recycling bins became contaminated with unrecyclable waste, and the council notified the school that if this occurred on the next collection day, they would no longer be able to collect the recycling. With just three days to fix the problem, we gathered a team to sort the bins. By working before school and during every break, our group managed to sort all the recycling bins on the site. As a result, lower school has been able to continue recycling!