Ratcliffe College Student wins Wildlife Trust ‘Grand Ideas’ Competition
10th January 2020

Year 13 student Robyn Warwick has been successful with her entry in the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, ‘Grand Ideas’ competition, winning £1000 for the school. The money will be used to help implement Robyn’s idea which is, “to crack down on single use plastics and create a culture where recycling is an everyday part of school life.” Robyn’s idea also focuses on helping the School cut down on food waste which, globally now accounts for 21% of all landfill! Grand Ideas is a project of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, with the support of the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation and #Iwill Fund – proudly supporting youth social action.

Ratcliffe College’s mean green Eco Team continue their bid to become an eco-school in 2020 and achieve Green Flag status. Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging 19.5 million children, making it the largest educational programme on the planet.  It empowers children to change and improve their environmental awareness through a simple Seven-Steps to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

With wild fires raging in Australia, and the inspiring words of Greta Thunberg in everyone’s ears, none of us can be blind to the impact of climate change. Ratcliffe have a committed and tenacious team of eco-warriors who have been working on an action plan since September 2019 to raise awareness amongst the school community about sustainable and responsible living. 

A whole College Eco Committee has been established, incorporating the Nursery, Preparatory and Senior School. The committee is responsible for creating and implementing their action plan whilst working with guest speakers and sports kit providers Player Layer, who also sponsor Forest Green Rovers FC, the greenest football club in the world.

Not only this, but Ratcliffe College had their bid accepted for trees from the Woodland Trust, 30 trees will now be supplied to the school for planting in March.

Come and find out more about Ratcliffe College’s Open Morning, taking place on Saturday 7th March between 9:30am – 12 noon. Book your place online so you don’t miss out: