At Newbury Primary School we value the health and wellbeing of all members of our school community and the environment. We strive to inspire our whole school community to connect with the environment and to make positive contributions to sustainability at school, home and in our community. We encourage our students at Newbury to be active citizens in their community and to help make the world a better place.

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over the coming years, Newbury community members will aim to reduce our carbon footprint through adopting sustainable practices in our school and everyday lives. Through the ResourceSmart program, we aim to implement best practices in waste management, water and energy usage, as well as continue to develop the school grounds to promote biodiversity. We aim to integrate sustainability and environmental values into all areas of the school culture and instil a sense of ownership and pride in improving our environment.
Students will be at the front and centre of all school sustainability projects. Already, students have conducted a biodiversity audit to find out what sort of habitats we already have on our school grounds. Then, in term 3, year 5 and 6 students helped plant over 500 native plants around the school grounds to increase our biodiversity, as part of National Tree Day! Watch this space to find out more about Newbury’s sustainability journey.

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