At Thomas Buxton, we strive to look after ourselves and our environment. Eco Ambassadors are voted for every year by students and they meet fortnightly to discuss eco-related issues. In 2019 the school achieved the 'Bronze' Eco-Schools Award. The Eco Ambassadors are currently working towards the 'Silver' Eco-Schools Award.
A group of children are in charge of recycling weekly. We make sure we recycle all the paper and cardboard and much more, such as litter collection and watering our plants.
Every year the school raises awareness about the importance of conserving energy by taking part in the 'Switch-Off Fortnight' event every November
School travel plan
The Eco Ambassadors have campaigned for more sustainable ways of travelling to and from school. A BMX workshop was held at the school to raise the profile of using bicycles and scooters instead of cars to get to and from school.
During the summer of 2018, the whole-school marched around the local area to highlight the issue of climate change. The Eco-Ambassadors led speeches to discuss the impact of climate change on our local community.
RichMix environment video
The Eco-Ambassadors worked with Rich Mix, in partnership with THAMES, on the creation of a Green Tower Hamlets movie. 13 LBTH Schools (12 primary and 1 sixth form) were involved.
The teachers at Thomas Buxton ensure that all lessons are taught with a global element. The school has recently introduced the Sustainable Development Goals and the goal we are focusing in on this year is:
We've been making the most of the sunshine and have taken our learning outside. Each year we hold an "Outdoor Learning Day."
The school also works closely with Spitafields City Farm to ensure that all children have the opportunity to learn about planting and growing flowers, fruits and vegetables.