BPET signs up to ‘Let’s Go Zero 2030’ Campaign

As the UK hosts COP26, we are proud to announce that BPET has signed up to the ‘Let’s Go Zero 2030’ campaign. We look forward to working with them going forward. They will be attending our January 2022 Inset Day BPET Conference, where they will meet over 300 of our staff.

The Net Carbon topic has been on the Board of Trustees agenda for a while, as Trustee Simon Rule, Founder and CEO of Place Group Consulting Ltd, is already active in this regard for his own businesses and is keen to ensure BPET and all of our schools starts to take action.

Having recently attended the Education Estates Conference Simon confirmed as a recent board meeting “THE ONLY topic of conversation is how schools meet zero carbon targets through improving buildings and encouraging behavioural change!”

Our new Director of Operations, Richard Crompton, has already started work through eEnergy to complete lighting survey’s in each of our eight schools. As our leader on premises and asset management, he will be a key figure in the organisation focussing on the Zero Carbon by 2030 target.

We have also invited The Green Schools Project to our conference in January 2022. We will be working with all Head Teachers and staff going forward after this important Trust event.

 

Evendons Primary wins prestigious accolade for Sustainable School Travel

Evendons Primary School, Wokingham has won a prestigious accolade for sustainable school travel with help from Wokingham Borough Council. Evendons is the first in the borough and only the eighth in the country to be awarded the highest possible status of platinum in the national Modeshift STARS scheme.

The school has undertaken 75 separate travel initiatives since it joined the scheme three years ago.
Read the full Wokingham Borough News Centre Article here:

Within the article it states:

“The highlight of the award was when Cllr Keith Baker, the Mayor of Wokingham borough, attended an assembly to present staff and pupils with a certificate to honour their achievement. He talked to the children about his mayoral role before meeting them in the playground as they proudly showed off their scooters and bicycles.

 

Cllr Gregor Murray, executive member for resident services, communications and emissions, said: “Everybody has a part to play in tackling climate change and I’m delighted that the pupils of Evendons Primary School have shown such dedication to this at such a young age.”

Congratulations to everyone at Evendons!

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