8th December 2011
HACKNEY GREEN HEROES
Lengard are highly commended for our green initiatives
As part of our 10 years relationship with the Hackney Learning Trust, we are carrying-out the extension to Southwold Primary School; a Victorian building in need of modernisation to current DfE standards.
Our site manager has helped the children understand how the project protects the environment by liaising with the school’s head-teacher, Gary Boyd, to provide information for teachers, pupils and parents. Our progress is tracked on the school’s website. Key achievements to date are:
- Changing the design to source materials locally
- Recycling materials to generate income for the school to purchase sports equipment
- Re-using the site welfare cabins as a meeting room for the school’s cycle club, after the project is completed
- Avoiding waste, by overlaying tarmac areas and renovating existing rainwater pipes
The awards were presented by the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Susan Fajana-Thomas at a ceremony attended by critically acclaimed children’s author Saci Lloyd (The Carbon Diaries), delivering a keynote speech in which she said:
“The future is directly affected by what we do today … You make me strong, and if you make me strong then you make others strong. This is a great movement we’re in. You are pioneers.”
Note to editors:
The Green Heroes Awards recognise the achievements of pupils, parents and staff in making the schools in Hackney greener and more sustainable.
For further infomation please refer to The Hackney Learning Trust’s own website