The Great Big Green Week!

GHS was involved with a whole range of competitions, challenges and events connected to the Great Big Green Week, a UK wide celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

Students had fun with with a range of activities, such as: The Big Green Scavenger Hunt; finding book titles in the library connected to eco themes; using digital maps to complete the Eco Poetry trail around school and win prizes; enjoying a lunchtime screening of Frozen Planet II which explored amazing wildlife in the Arctic and the current impacts of climate change on our natural systems. The catering team organised a celebration of British Farming Week, with locally sourced food. Science Club got involved, making a plastic alternative out of potato starch. GHS also saw its first ever Zero Plastic Day, when Green Team challenged everyone to replace single use plastic and enter a photo competition. Thursday was a whole school active travel day in the senior school with house points for joining in with the growing number (66%+) who have switched to lower carbon transport modes, whilst building independence and enjoying time with friends. Surrey Wildlife Trust took the Greener GHS group to explore wildlife in the school grounds and plan ways to help it. On Friday the library hosted a fun upcycled craft event, creating paper flowers! Year 7-9s also started doing the 12 challenges to win one of the newly launched One Planet Awards. Finally, there was a lot of artistic talent and creative thinking with ‘Green’ messages, pledges, drawings and ideas written on the library window all week!