Sustainability at Acorn Education Trust

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March 25th 2022

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Earth Hour was started in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is an opportunity to reflect on our ever-lasting impact on the planet and how we can make a difference, together. It’s goal is to help raise awareness around the globe of our energy use, consumption, impact and long-lasting effects on the environment; it is a time to celebrate the progress being made, but also to highlight the need for action.

2022 is a critical year for the planet, as we all continue to adapt in the wake of COVID-19. This year’s theme, ‘Shape our Future’, highlights the need to take a more forward-thinking approach to protecting our environment for both now and future generations.

Acorn Education Trust is committed to preparing young people for their world in their time. As a Trust we aim to minimise the environmental impact of our day-to-day, and long term operations, in order to create a better world for future generations. This is a vision that is shared across all twelve of our schools, with each plays a vital role in making this vision a reality.

Across the Trust, we are already working towards a more environmentally friendly future and have introduced new sustainable practices, including:

  • Waste from all our schools is sorted by recyclable and non-recyclable waste
  • Solar panels have been installed on the sixth form and maths blocks at Kingdown School
  • The whole of Clarendon Academy’s site has had a LED lighting fit out
  • The two new buildings at The Avenue Primary School and Children’s Centre and Clarendon Academy utilise air source heating pumps

Acorn Education Trust will continue to work towards reducing our carbon footprint and a more sustainable future for our pupils, their families and our wider communities.

Earth Hour this year takes place on Saturday 26th March from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

Click here to learn more about Earth Hour