27 June 2012
Schools in England are responsible for generating roughly the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as Birmingham and Manchester put together. This summer schoolchildren and teachers from across the UK have been asked to select a day in June to think about green issues and how their school is responding to the challenge of climate change.
As part of their Green Day, on Friday 29th June, pupils at Corelli College will take delivery of their second bee colony, hear a talk by Animal Aid (the UK's largest animal rights group) on animal welfare and food production and take part in a sustainability and food workshop at the College's own Farm.
Vice-principal, Sharron Humphreys said "By getting involved in Green Day we hope to provide an educational experience that contributes to producing young people who can make well informed choices and understand the impact they can have at an individual level on our world."
Led by the Landscape Institute, the professional body for landscape architects, 'Green Day' is a school initiative aimed at helping pupils explore environmental issues as well as acting as a catalyst for schools becoming more sustainable in the future.
"Green Day is simple to run, creative and fun," says Jo Watkins, President of the Landscape Institute. "The aim is to help schools think about the world around them, how they interact with their environment – and how they can make a positive change to their surroundings."
For more about Green Day visit: http://greendaynetwork.ning.com
For more about Corelli College, London's first Co-operative Academy visit: http://www.corellicollege.org.uk/