Here is an overview of what Sustainability is. Click on the links on your left hand side to find out more information about how we implement 'green' issues in everyday routines at Seven Hills.
Our Sustainable Schools Vision
Sustainable development is essential to ensure a good quality of life for everyone without causing irreversible damage to the planet for future generations. This requires careful balancing of economic prosperity, social equity and care for the environment.
The whole school community at Seven Hills Primary School are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to promote and practise sustainable development. As a school we have a special role to play in securing the future for young people; as a place of learning we can help pupils understand our impact on the planet and through 'leading by example' are well placed to demonstrate sustainable living and working to pupils and the wider community alike.
At Seven Hills Primary School we are keen to work towards improving our positive effects on the environment and reducing our adverse effects.
How will we meet our vision?
Through a process of continuous provision we prepare our children for a lifetime of sustainable living built upon the core principles of care,
- Care for ourselves.
- Care for each other.
- Care for the environment.
At Seven Hills Primary School our sustainable work focuses on the 'Eight doorways' in line with the Leeds Sustainable Schools Framework.
Food and Drink
We provide healthy, ethically sourced food and drink and improve pupil's understanding of the origins of healthy and sustainable food and drink through our Healthy Schools Award work.
Energy and Water
We manage our use of energy and water so as to conserve our natural resources and cut energy costs.
Traffic and Travel
We aim to reduce our contribution to road congestion, accidents and pollution through supporting safe and sustainable travel and traffic options where possible.
Purchase and Waste
We seek to reduce the amount of waste we produce, re-use where feasible and recycle what's left. We will also aim to consider the impact on the environment of resources that we purchase.
School Grounds and Buildings
We build, develop and manage our school buildings and grounds as a rich learning resource to illustrate sustainable living, contribute to the school's environmental performance and enhance the health and well-being of pupils and staff.
Inclusion and Participation
We actively promote the inclusion and participation of our whole school community to work together to participate in school life, welcome diversity and challenge injustice.
We aim to make a positive contribution to the well-being of the local community through being a good neighbour and fostering relationships with local businesses, residents and agencies.
We develop an international outlook equipping our pupils with the confidence and understanding to respond to the global dimension, acknowledge our individual and collective responsibility as global citizens and our potential to learn from more sustainable cultures and people.