Kingsley School Bideford wins a National Schools Award: ISA Sustainability and Environmental Education School of the YearPosted on 10th Mar 2021 in School News, Achievements, Awards, School awards, Winners Tweet
After a challenging year for all, Kingsley School Bideford was delighted to celebrate winning a national award at the ISA Awards 2020 this week at a virtual ceremony event.
The ISA Awards celebrate the breadth of excellence and innovation across the independent sector, and recognise the hard work of Headteachers and their staff. This past year has been unprecedented for all, but one thing that has remained is the dedication and hard work from teachers and their schools to push on and continue to offer an excellent education to all the children in their care.
Kingsley School was delighted to be named Sustainability and Environmental Education ISA School of the Year.
We would like to applaud everyone in our school community for their fantastic work, dedication and passion shown over 2020 to sustainability and environmental education.
Rudolf Eliott Lockhart, CEO, Independent Schools Association, said; "Kingsley School's work to successfully educate the whole school on environmental issues and to promote a culture of environmental responsibility, was outstanding. Their array of initiatives will no doubt help to inspire a generation of future innovators in environmental change, and we are delighted to be able to award such an important area of work. Well done to everyone at the school."
Mrs Gill Jackson, Headteacher, Kingsley School Bideford said: "I would like to applaud everyone in our school community for their fantastic work, dedication and passion shown over 2020 to sustainability and environmental education. We are absolutely delighted to be the winners of this award. Ensuring our students are well educated about the environmental issues faced by our world is at the centre of our work at Kingsley and we’re overjoyed that our work has been recognised by ISA."
Lucy Goaman, Marketing Director, Kingsley School Bideford said: “Congratulations to everyone at Kingsley for being awarded the ISA Sustainability and Environmental Education School of the Year Award, and most especially to Mr Whaley, Mr Hickson and Mr Wilson for their focus on ensuring awareness of the need for environmental sustainability is now commonplace at Kingsley. The DNA of the school has shifted to ensuring the next generation of Kingsley pupils are well equipped with the tools to better understand the environment and how best to respond to the challenges of climate change.”
Mr Whaley, Earth Centre Manager and Head of Geography at Kingsley School, said; “I am delighted that Kingsley has been recognised with this very prestigious award. I am proud to work in a school that understands the importance of environmental education. Many schools do outstanding work in teaching sustainability to their pupils but all too often this tends to be in discrete subject areas. This award recognises how environmental education and sustainability run through all areas of school life and within all areas of the school curriculum. Nothing can be more important for our future than understanding the Earth‘s systems and our place within and our impact upon them. On a more selfish note, it is also wonderful to have so many opportunities for positive action that can have real benefits to our mental health. This really is an exciting time to be a member of the Kingsley school community.”