Members of the Royal Hospital School's pupil-led Eco Committee collected the RHS Gold Carbon Charter Award at an event held at Wherstead Manor at the end of November.
Three RHS pupils gave a presentation on how the school had achieved the Gold Suffolk Carbon Charter award for a second time and what the school is doing to build on this in the future. The award recognises the school's carbon reduction measures and its work with pupils, staff and the wider community to raise awareness and change behaviours to become more environmentally sustainable.
The Eco Committee has played a large part in educating and encouraging the school to focus on change. Campaigns have included teaching everyone to recycle correctly, conserve heat and electricity in boarding houses as well as a food waste reduction programme. Recently, a campaign illustrating the number of single-use plastic bottles the school got through in a month led to the introduction of stainless-steel refillable bottles for every pupil.