The school is one of only 11 nationwide to have been chosen for the role, and the only educational establishment to achieve the accolade in the South West.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life.
Each of the 11 Ambassadors has been given their own specialism. Bruton School’s specialism is ‘Raising Money through Recycling’.
Headmistress Nicola Botterill said; ‘We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected as an Eco-School. We try to ensure the entire school is on board with our eco values and Miss James and our ‘Eco-Squad’ team work extremely hard to ensure we are doing everything we possibly can to make Bruton School for Girls a greener place!’
Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they form and lead an Eco-Committee and help to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. In conjunction with the rest of the school and the wider community, it’s the pupils that decide the environmental themes they want to address and how they’re going to do it.
An Eco-School Ambassador is an inspirational flagship school of the Eco-Schools programme that has completed in-depth work on all nine Eco-Schools topics www.keepbritaintidy.org/ecoschools/aboutecoschools/ninetopics and ensured sustainability is embedded into the curriculum.
As an Eco-School they have successfully delivered change in the culture of the school. An Eco-Schools Ambassador will be able to demonstrate successful pupil and community interaction and are supporting and sharing information and advice with other schools and Eco-Communities (Eco-Homes and Eco-Schools).
For further information on Bruton School for Girls call 01749 814400 or visit www.brutonschool.co.uk