Headington’s Green Flag

A green flag has gone up over Headington – representing the School’s commitment to being environmentally-friendly.

Earlier this year, the School passed its Green Flag assessment, two years after being granted a silver Eco Schools award.

Now the flag has arrived in school and the pupil-led Eco Council is busy thinking about ways to keep environmental issues on the agenda.

Mrs Anneka Streule, who oversees the committee, said: “We were delighted to receive this recognition of all the hard work the girls put in but there is lots more to do.

“Keeping everyone safe in the middle of a global pandemic poses lots of unique challenges, some of which have unintended environmental consequences. For example, additional waste in the form of single-use masks and other items. “

Eco-reps have now been elected for each year group and the Eco Council is busy brain-storming different ways the School can reduce its environmental impact. Each year group will be given a different project to work on, for example challenging themselves wearing reusable and washable rather than disposable masks. The Eco Council is also planning to launch a channel on estream to support actions taken both in school and at home.