‘Green’ spotlight at Highbury

2016-04-19 06:00
With the new eco flag Grade 4 Highbury pupils (from left) Luntu Ncube, Stefano Di Mauro, Unami Mfusi and Dale Jackson. Photo: supplied

With the new eco flag Grade 4 Highbury pupils (from left) Luntu Ncube, Stefano Di Mauro, Unami Mfusi and Dale Jackson. Photo: supplied

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ON a 28-acre estate Highbury Preparatory School in Hillcrest has been shining a spotlight on environmental issues and for the past six years has participated in the worldwide Eco-Schools programme. The school was recently awarded an international eco flag and is aiming for platinum status level 1 in 2016.

The catalyst behind this initiative is Des Dunstone, fondly known as Mrs D, who has a love for the environment and the importance of engaging with children about how they can make a difference.

Mrs D, teachers and a group of boys, her “eco warriors”, implement strategic projects around the theme “green forever”.

Five major themes that were tackled in accordance with the eco-schools programme are resource use, healthy living, nature and biodiversity, local and global issues and community and heritage.

“It is important to make the projects fun and interactive,” explains Dunstone.

“Once children believe in the importance of their role in our planet­’s future they can then carry these values with them to adulthood.

“We have really enjoyed and benefited from the Eco-Schools programme as it gives us and our boys focused goals and we have been steadily achieving them over the years.”

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