Following two years of hard work and commitment, Tormead School has been awarded the international Eco-schools Silver Award.

The Eco-Committee who has been the driving force behind the Eco-Schools work at Tormead is delighted that the School has been awarded such a prestigious international award.

In order to fulfil all of the Silver Award criteria, Tormead had to demonstrate pupil leadership and whole school involvement on different environmental and sustainable issues such as energy and water savings and reducing waste.

The Eco-Committee at Tormead has worked with both staff and girls on a number of environmental topics linked to the international award programme in order to achieve the Silver Award.

These include improving our School ground through daffodil planting in October 2010, reducing waste through an Eco-Advent Calendar event during December 2010 and the introduction and adoption of Tormead’s Eco-Code in September 2011.

This week, from Monday 3rd until Friday 7th October, is the annual GSA Girls Go Green Week event and a number of eco-friendly activities such as an Eco-treasure hunt and an Eco-quiz challenge have been organised by the Eco-Committee to celebrate our success so far towards the Eco-Schools award programme and to help raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development and environmental issues.