Blackpool Sixth is part of the international Eco Schools which aims to engage young people of all ages in education and action to protect and improve the environment.
Eco Schools is based around ten key topics which are:
In the summer term of 2023, a college Eco Committee was formed consisting of student and staff representatives. This committee carried out an environmental review covering the ten themes. A summary of this will soon be published here and then the committee will work on an action plan for 2023-24, focusing on 3 key projects.
The Eco Committee meets two to three times every half-term on Mondays 4 - 5 pm in the Committee Room.
If you are a current student or staff member who is interested in joining the Eco Schools Committee, please contact the Eco Schools Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
The college also has a very well established and dynamic environmental group which is run as part of the 6Xtra programme. This group focuses on practical actions linked to sustainability and the environment.
Since the formation of the group in November 2020, it has:
Planted 150 native trees on the college site and created a new orchard area
Planted wildflowers around the college site and vegetables in the college’s polytunnel
Made and installed 20 bird boxes around the site
Established a ‘kitchen garden’ growing vegetables and herbs
Carried out surveys of students’ views on what they would like to see improved about the college’s environmental contributions and performance and discussed the findings with the college’s senior leadership team