In a world where sustainable lifestyles have become more important than ever, we need education to address environmental challenges – including carbon emissions and sequestration and plant health and nutrition. That’s why we’re working to make social and environmental responsibility an integral component of school life at Kingsley. Earth Day is the start of putting environmental sustainability at the beating heart of everything we do at Kingsley. It is our future, it is our pupil’s future, it is ultimately our greatest responsibility to immerse our pupils in the challenges of understanding climate change and how to best manage our natural resources. Kingsley School is surrounded by marine and terrestrial habitats of significant importance. There is the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere. We are based on the North Devon coast and look out to Lundy Island, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, England’s first statutory Marine Nature reserve and the first Marine Conservation Zone, because of its unique flora and fauna.
Earth Day on Tuesday 26th November is for Kingsley pupils from Year 1 – Sixth Form pupils, their parents, environmental ambassadors and influencers and VIP guests to think about and address two of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges – finite resources and growing consumption. Earth Day is driven by the passion and ingenuity of our teachers, in collaboration with leading experts and researchers. We do hope you will be able to join us on this special occasion.
Timings for the day:
8.30 am – 2 pm Nursery, Pre School & Prep School – environmental activities (pupils only – but you are more than welcome to observe)
8.30 am – 2 pm Senior School workshops with the Future Foundations Group (pupils only – but you are more than welcome to observe)
8.30 am – 2 pm Sixth Former Oxbridge Tutorials – Greene’s Tutorial College, Oxford (pupils only – but you are more than welcome to observe)
1.30 – 1.45 pm Contributors arrive and set up their stands (refreshments will be available)
2 pm – 5 pm Environmental Booths in the library (pupils and all guests)
3 pm Keynote Speech – Sir Tim Smit KBE – Eden Project (pupils and all guest)
4 pm Earth Centre Presentation – Christopher Upton, Pete Last (pupils and all guests)
5 pm Event closes
As part of Earth Day, we are inviting a variety of forward-thinking businesses, organisations and contributors who are putting sustainability at the heart of what they do, to set up a booth and share their environmental work with the pupils and guests – if you would like to participate in that part of the day too, please just let Lucy Goaman (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.