Climate Change Kickstart winners!

The geography department is excited to announce that The Halley Academy is one of only five schools in London that has won a Climate Change Kickstart grant of £10,000 to make our Halley community more sustainable.  Our project, focused on addressing the cost of living in our local community, aims to support those with hardships due to the cost of living crisis as well as make our Halley community more sustainable by tackling the climate change crisis.  A series of small projects will be carried out by The Halley students and staff.

Over the course of this academic year, we will be:

  • Using the greenhouse to grow ecological vegetables and donate them to local food banks in the area;
  • Encouraging waste reduction from the restaurant and using the food waste for compost to encourage the growth of produce in our greenhouse;
  • Carrying out an energy audit around the school;
  • Implementing a reusable bottle scheme for all students;
  • Introducing a ‘walk/cycle’ to school week every module as well as a carpool scheme for staff to reduce greenhouse emissions in the local area;
  • Upkeeping the population of chickens and bees on site.

Students from all year groups will be leading these small projects.  To launch this exciting opportunity, four of our students attended a prize giving event on Monday 14th November 2022, meeting the Deputy Mayor of London.  As usual, our students were our greatest ambassadors.