The school looks forward to submitting their application for Silver Eco-Schools Award, in recognition of the work they have done so far towards sustainability.
In 2009-2010, Canonbury embarked on Islington Council’s Sustainable Schools Support programme. This programme supported 10 local schools each year for 3 years to become more sustainable and the programme subsequently provides support advice and further funding opportunities. Members of the school community have been presented with green hero awards by the Mayor of Islington, in recognition of the commitment the school has made to becoming greener. This was also acknowledged in 2009 when Canonbury was awarded the Islington in Bloom bronze award.
The school has a very committed adult Eco-Committee and a pupil Green Team that meet regularly to ensure that the theme of sustainability remains high on the agenda, and are always looking at new ways to become more environmentally friendly. In 2010 Harriet Guggenheim was appointed as ‘green governor’, and the pupil Green Team has been facilitated by a team of committed teachers who have strongly supported the eco-schools agenda. The pupil Green Team recently conducted a waste survey and won a sustainable schools waste reduction competition. They have also been delegates in mini Copenhagen environmental summit for Islington schools at the town hall. In 2010 the whole school took part in a Thames Water Project, receiving a free audit to measure water use and new push button taps for all the sinks, plus the children took part in class workshops on saving water.
To read more about Canonburys efforts, see their website here.