With ‘Sustaining Our Future’ a key commitment of our Strategic Plan, we have sustainability goals at the heart of daily life at Ascham.
On 3 April two Ascham students were very fortunate to attend the Sustainability Leadership Symposium, held at Emmanuel School.
This was an excellent opportunity for students from different schools to come together and discuss the sustainability initiatives that are currently being implemented in their schools, and what their schools could continue to focus on.
The students were lucky enough to hear from one of the leading staff members of Eco-Schools about their initiatives. Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools program. Their website explains: ‘…it starts in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning. We are passionate about engaging and empowering young Australians of all ages in environmental education and action. We do this by providing a simple, seven step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond.’
To conclude the morning at the Sustainability Leadership Symposium, our Ascham students participated in a pickling workshop! They discussed ways of preserving food and made their own cucumber and onion pickles to take home.
All the students at the Symposium agreed that managing the daily rubbish in the playground was the biggest issue for their schools, and that this should be a focus for the group where they can continue to share ideas and collaborate to create change.
Image: Our students with their pickled wares at the Sustainability Leadership Symposium