The Junior School Goes Green

The Junior School have been going green this term with year groups looking at issues around caring for the environment and sustainability. Year 4 have been getting “into the Green Scene”, with their work over the term very much focussing on looking after the environment and becoming more sustainable. They launched their learning with an … Continued

Sustainability Discussions

OP Amy Nguyen spoke this week to the Year 12 Ignite! Sustainability group and the Senior School EcoCouncil about environmental activism and her own path to a sustainability-related career.   Since leaving PGS in 2012, Amy has worked in renewable energy and the high end sustainable beauty industry, before now checking brand claims relating to … Continued

Sustainable Earth Challenges

Both Year 7 and Year 12 EcoCouncil members have taken part in separate environmental awareness events recently. Year 7 members attended an online talk about environmental stewardship, hosted by the Youth Climate Summit 2020. Pupils found out about the origins of Earth Day in 1970 and were shown the power of the Earth Challenge app, … Continued

Beach Clean Buddies

The Ignite Sustainability Group joined the Pre-School pupils on Thursday afternoon to help clean Southsea Beach. Storm Brendan was no match for the PGS pupils – neither the high wind speeds nor the vast amount of litter that it had brought onto the beach could deter them! The Sixth Form pupils enjoyed helping the Pre-School … Continued

Feed the birds

The Ignite! Sustainability group got crafty this week making bird feeders and windowsill herb gardens in an effort to “think global, act local”. The bird feeders will help our declining British garden birds during the winter months, whilst the windowsill herb gardens will help to reduce food miles and plastic waste. Very few products were … Continued

Sustainable World

The Ignite! Sustainability group have been very busy learning about sustainable foods and contacting Kikaaya College School in Uganda about sustainable energy.  Rosie Blackburn who previously worked at Wild Thyme in Palmerston Road, and has worked for a variety of food organisations internationally, came into school to talk to the Ignite! Sustainability group, GeogSoc and Miss Bolton’s EcoClub about how the … Continued