Reusable water bottles given to all Rendcomb pupils as a gift from the Parents’ Association
Rendcomb College, the independent co-educational school in Gloucestershire for children aged 3 to 18 is passionate about the environment. All pupils, staff and parents are very keen to help reduce waste and maximise sustainability wherever they can. Rendcomb’s Eco Committee quickly identified that the use of plastic bottles in school was an area of the College which could easily be improved upon, as a result, water bottles which used to be issued for trips and fixtures were phased out last term. Rendcomb College Parents’ Association then came up with the initiative to give every child at the school a reusable water bottle .
The Chair of the Rendcomb College Parents’ Association (RCPA), Zoe Wolton said: “The RCPA is delighted to support the College’s eco-initiatives in its centenary year by presenting every child in the Junior and Senior School with a vacuum insulated stainless steel water bottle. It will dramatically help to reduce our single-use plastic within our school community.”
Head of College, Rob Jones stated: “We are extremely grateful to the RCPA for their kind support of the College’s Eco-initiatives. In our Centenary year, it is clear that Rendcomb is staying true to the Founder’s vision of a ‘social, moral and intellectual education’ and I am incredibly proud of our pupils who are spearheading our drive to take a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach.”
Staff member of the Eco Committee, George Toms commented: “It has been so rewarding working with the students on the Eco Committee and seeing their engagement and enthusiasm to make a real impact. The refillable bottles are brilliant because they show what can happen when a school community comes together: parents, staff and students all working towards a common goal.”
Rendcomb College Eco Committee have lots more ideas in the pipeline to ensure that Rendcomb College continues to be a greener, more sustainable school.