Eco Awareness

Posted at 12:57 pm on 9th March, 2022

At Flixton Girls School (FGS) we aim to provide a broad understanding of the environmental issues facing the world in which our students live. By educating our leaners they can work together, for the betterment of their local community and help make the world a more sustainable place to live!

As part of this awareness we have a range of initiatives which students are able to participate in, including our Eco Committee, ink cartridge recycling and recycling opportunities.

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Our Eco Committee have been busy raising awareness on environmental issues. Their ‘Year 2150’ presentation, part of the brilliant Evening of Excellence, showed what could be the future in an unsustainable world. Students helped create a COP26 style data and a quiz for all form groups, which delivered an educating review on global actions. Year 7 Eco Committee Member Daisy Burney has also led Eco discussions with her form group, every Friday, discussing research studies she has been reading through her monthly ‘Eco Kids’ magazine subscription.

Committee members have also taken up the challenge to organise and promote our recycling initiatives. Mayan Weaver produced colourful posters for our Artisan Dining facility. Students have set up tin and plastic recycling in Artisan and they are monitoring these initiatives.

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Through Ms Mclauchlan, Humanities Teacher, FGS is now an ink cartridge recycling hub, as over 40 million ink cartridges go to landfill every year. Students can bring spent cartridges from home or parents work places into school to deposit in our collection box.

Around the school, staff and students have been planting seeds to encourage wildlife and make the school environment greener for us all. The Eco Committee, with the help of Ms Murphy and Ms Reaney, have planted seeds in our school’s new poly-tunnel and raised beds outside our Create food and nutrition classroom.


We hope to provide a variety of herbs and vegetables, which could be incorporated into practical cookery lessons. We hope the school community can learn about where our food comes from as well as enhancing their curriculum by learning about soils, climate, sustainability and responsibility. Plus, from seed balls donated as part of the BBC, Green Planet School initiative to re-wild urban environments, we hope to grow poppies, oxeye daisies, cow parsley and chamomile and other native wild flowers.