In 2005 we achieved the Eco Schools Award for a fourth time which gives us permanent Eco status.
This prestigious title, awarded by Tidy Britain Group, recognizes the outstanding contribution made by Northgate High School students towards the protection and preservation of our environment. The rules have now changed to mean Schools need to prove themselves worthy of their Green flag by submitting a portfolio every two years to ensure standards are maintained.
The Eco-group has been involved in a variety of activities, including taking part in a conference at which the Education Secretary was present, and attending meetings where pupils’ voices are considered and have a direct input to Norfolk’s Climate Change Strategy.
Current activities of the Eco-Committee include running the Green Classroom Award to recognise the most environmentally-friendly tutor group. We continue to recycle paper, have a recycling scheme for printer cartridges and compost waste in our wormery and compost areas. We have constantly monitored our energy consumption with the assistance of Energy Busters and the National Trust. These activities led to Northgate being invited to a yearly audit of County Hall offices to check and advise on their eco-credentials.