Eco Science Week

Eco Science Week

Our Eco Science week aimed to empower students and staff by helping them better understand how the choices they make impact our planet.

The week was led by the Cardinal Heenan Eco Council, a group of students from all year groups. Over recent weeks they undertook a whole school survey to learn more about what our students and staff understand about our environment and how we interact with it. This information has provided valuable information to plan the activities during the week and looking further ahead about how we as a community can reduce our impact on the environment.

Throughout the week, in tutor time, students used a range of resources to gain fascinating insights into the connections between food and climate change, an understanding of what our environment consists of and the potential green career pathways they can follow especially through apprenticeships.

Several members of the Eco Council presented an assembly to their peers to highlight further the impact of food production on the climate and how having a meat-free day once or twice a week makes a significant impact if becoming Vegan is a step too far. Thank you to all the students who participated in developing a very informative assembly and delivered it to each year group throughout the week.

Students particularly enjoyed the meat-free samples available at lunchtime, including vegetable ratatouille and a lentil & Quorn bolognaise. Did you know on average spaghetti bolognaise with beef mince contributes 218% of an individual’s CO2emissions daily target compared to 32% for spaghetti bolognaise made with lentils?

Rounding off the week students enjoyed debating the motion: This House would ban the sale and consumption of meat which saw some very lively discussions.

Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative and we hope that our community has learnt more about what we can do to help our planet.

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