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Sustainability is an important issue for us at Highgate Primary School. Through our curriculum, assemblies and visitors into school, we aim to raise further awareness of the effects of climate change and the need to protect our environment. We work together to place sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

We have a Green Council that meets every half term, which enables children and parents to take an active role in making the school ‘greener’. The children’s Green Council is made up of two children from each class from Years 2 to 6, who are elected by their peers at the start of every academic year. The Parents’ Green Council is made up of motivated parents who represent the 5 key areas of Energy, Air & Sustainable Travel, Reduce-Re-use-Recycle, indoor & Outdoor Greens and Fundraising.

Green Councillors (parents and children) work together to generate ideas to make our lives healthier, more sustainable and ‘greener’. Over the last few years the Green Council has been busy helping with the following activities and events:

  • Ensuring the school is recycling effectively at all times
  • Reducing the use of energy in the school
  • Running a successful Sustainability Week
  • Increasing awareness about waste reduction, littering and recycling
  • Increasing awareness about air quality and the importance of sustainable travel
  • Welcoming visitors into our school to talk about actual environmental issues
  • Organising cycle training
  • Taking active part in Walk to School Week
  • Engaging and learning about the importance of our natural environment and about the dangers of climate change for future generations

Sustainable Travel Map

This map helps our community travel to school more sustainably.


We welcome hands-on support, creative ideas and new members. If you would like to get involved please email

Please check the Green Council display board in the upper playground for up-to-date information and look at our Green Council Page.



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