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A greener future for St Veronica's...

Sustainability plays a crucial role in primary schools, as it encompasses various initiatives aimed at promoting environmental consciousness, reducing carbon emissions and minimising wastage.  Schools have a unique opportunity to instill sustainable practices in students and create a greener future.  Recognising the importance of sustainability, our Diocese provides funding opportunities for our schools to undertake sustainability projects, enabling them to make positive changes and contribute to a more eco-friendly environment.



At St Veronica's, we are committed to sustainability and have developed a comprehensive Sustainability program.  As part of this initiative, we intend to undertake a complete overhaul of our lighting system, replacing traditional bulbs with modern, energy-efficient LED lights.  This not only reduces energy consumption but also creates a healthier lighting environment for our children, benefiting their eyesight and overall well-being.



In addition to lighting upgrades, we have focused on improving insulation within the school premises to minimise heat loss and enhance energy efficiency.  By ensuring proper insulation, we can maintain a comfortable learning environment while reducing energy wastage and lowering heating costs, freeing up more funds for education.  This is just one of the many steps we are taking to create a sustainable and cost-effective school environment.



Furthermore, we are exploring the potential for energy generation and storage through the installation of solar panels and batteries.  This renewable energy solution would not only help us reduce our carbon footprint but also generate clean energy to power our school.  By harnessing the power of the sun, we can contribute to a greener future and inspire our children to embrace sustainable practices.


To support our sustainability efforts, we actively seek advice and guidance from local government sources.  They provide valuable resources, expertise and best practices in sustainability, helping us make informed decisions and implement effective strategies.  This collaboration ensures that we stay up to date with the latest sustainability advancements and maximise the positive impact of our initiatives.


Through our Sustainability program, we aim to create a culture of environmental awareness and responsibility among our students, staff and wider community.  By incorporating sustainable practices into our daily operations, we not only contribute to a healthier planet but also teach our students the importance of being good stewards of the environment.  Together, we can make a significant difference and pave the way for a sustainable future.

Current and Historic Documents relating to this section

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