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Eco-friendly students have green goals in sight

Published on 19/09/18

Students at Cromer Academy have been showing off their progress towards their vision of a totally eco-friendly school.

The school’s senior prefect team welcomed Kate Haselton-Glee from North Norfolk District Council’s environmental team on Tuesday, September 18 to discuss the steps they’d made towards a greener school, following a visit from the council’s cabinet member for the environment Hilary Cox in June.

Kate heard about the steps that the school has already taken to reduce its environmental impact, such as using metal cutlery rather than plastic knives and forks in the canteen.

Keen to make the school even more eco-friendly, the students outlined proposals to reduce the amount of packaging on foods, increase the amount of waste that’s recycled, and introduce a school composting scheme.

Headteacher Antony Little said: "Students at Cromer Academy are very knowledgeable about the environment and want to do more to help. The message from Kate was clear - we need to be looking at reducing our waste, reusing what we can, and recycling what is left.

“We are grateful for the help and support of the council, and others, in making this happen.

"The transformation of the environmental footprint of the school for future generations will be a great legacy for our highly eco-aware students."