Wave Multi Academy Trust has decided to do our bit to help address climate change by working towards the Green Charter.  We are joining millions of children from 68 countries in creating change for the benefit of future generations!


The Charter has two over-arching aims:

  • As educators, we are committed to teach our young people to be environmentally literate and to develop their knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to practice and promote sustainability in their community.
  • As organisations, we are committed to ensure any decisions we make about our working practice take into account the impact on the environment, with the aim of adopting sustainable practices wherever possible.

The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole academy and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects. 

Here are some examples of the work that is taking place within our academies:

As part of Wave’s plans for all academies to become Eco Schools, Shoreline staff and pupils are working on obtaining more recycling bins and also have a plan to have a composter, helping them to make their own compost – ready for the vegetable/fruit garden that they want pupils to have an active part in growing!!

Torlands Eco Committee has been set up to discuss environmental issues and see what we can do to take action in our school and local community.  Some ideas and thoughts from one of our students:

‘I think we can make a difference by shopping for clothes only when we have to replace something that is worn out. And then try and shop in local independent shops that are ethical.  We could encourage people to ask their parents/guardians to give them their old clothes and maybe teach people how to upcycle’.