Hot on the heels of earning Kent recognition for its green initiatives, Dover College has now earned regional honours.
Dover College has been awarded the South East EcoChampion Mark in recognition of the work the organisation has delivered through its Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Campaign. This follows recognition last month at the Kent Green School Awards.
The school earned the mark for its impressive work in supporting students in the drive to embrace green action at every level of the school.
A key feature was its kitchen garden supported by students across the college and complimented the creation of a wormery and wider nature conservation work to support both squirrels and bird life within the school grounds.
A swap shop was one of the highlights of the reuse element of the campaign with toys and books the hot favourites. The recycling element focused not only on classroom collections, but also on food waste turning it into compost for the kitchen garden.
Organisations can earn the EcoChampion accreditation for projects that make their community safer, cleaner or greener.
Nominations for the status can be linked to initiatives delivered by individuals or groups and either by adults or children. Projects can be linked to schools, business or the wider community.
EcoChampion spokesman Simon Dolby said: “The enthusiasm and passion of Dover College pupils and staff have led to a wealth of pastoral and curriculum activities being undertaken as part of their campaign.
“The kitchen garden is a tremendous resource and will link to multiple areas of the curriculum further helping to elevate green issues within the school. The school thoroughly deserves EcoChampion status and pupils and staff should be commended for the impact they have delivered.”
Dover College will go forward to the national finals of Eco Champions later in the year. To find out more visit www.streetspacegroup.co.uk/ecochampions