Kennington CE Academy School Upper Vicarage Road Ashford, Kent TN24 9AG
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ECO in school

At Kennington CE Academy we are working hard, to make children more aware of their environment and think of ways they can make a difference to improve it.

The idea of reduce, reuse and recycle is reinforced in school. Both staff and children think about the resources they are using and make sure they are careful and not creating unnecessary waste. Paper resources are reused across classes where possible and children are encouraged to reuse paper where they can. Each class now has a paper and card recycling bin to reduce the amount of general waste that is being created.

A gardening area has been set up in the quiet area of the school. This area is used to grow fruits and vegetables in order for children to see where food comes from, what is seasonal, and the processes involved in growing their own produce. Flowers are also planted to encourage respect for wildlife and the importance of bees and insects to the planet.

Garden Area

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Eco Warriors

Meet the Eco Warriors from across the school who are working hard to make sure the School is helping the environment by reducing waste and saving energy.

Recycling

In order to help save the environment and stop plastics ending up in landfill, the school are taking part in a crisp recycling scheme. This scheme is linked with the Kent air ambulance, so not only are they helping save the environment it also supports a worthwhile charity at the same time.

The school has taken part in the National Schools Partnership initiative The Big Battery Hunt. Children collected as many batteries as they could to stop them from going into landfill, which could harm the environment and sent them off to be recycled. Even though the competition has ended we continue to still collect batteries to make sure they are recycled and help save the planet.