Climate Change and sustainability
We are proud at SJB to been one of the leading schools in Brighton and Hove in the pilot of Our City Our World, a project to introduce climate change and sustainability into the school curriculum. It has involved ground breaking work within the local authority and is now beginning to be rolled out to other schools. We introduced this important curriculum in September 2023 with an inspiring and engaging approach to teaching our children about the environment and the current climate change emergency. Across all year groups and curriculum areas we now educate our children in the importance of planet care, giving them the knowledge, skills and support they need to be the change makers for the future. The children are the future and their enthusiasm for protecting God’s wonderful world is truly inspiring.
City of Meadows Project
At SJB we are excited to be part of this important citywide project to support the valuable wildlife in our city. In 2022 a team of children, parents and staff created an area of natural meadow to give our valuable pollinators a rich and much needed habitat on our grounds. Alongside other schools and community groups we have created vital pollinator corridors and rest stops for many different species to thrive in our city.
SJB Eco crew
Each year group has two elected Eco committee members. They meet regularly to discuss suggestions made by their classmates via the Eco suggestion box in each class. Their duties also involve being Eco ambassadors to save electricity, water, paper and encourage us all to follow the 7 R’s.
Refuse - avoid buying products that are not sustainable or recyclable
Reduce - use less of something
Reuse - put the item into action again or for new uses
Repair - fix it and use again instead of buying new
Repurpose - upcycle and transform your things into better than original
Recycle - re use the item by creating something new out of it
Recover - return and put back to nature- compost grass cuttings etc
Places to visit within local area
If you would like to get closer to nature and explore amazing places in our local area here are a few suggestions.
Devil’s Dyke – with a rich Victorian history , spectacular landscape, beautiful walks and great views.
Becaon Hill – just 5mins from Ovingdean beach this chalk grassland offers spectacular views is one of the richest and rarest habitats in Europe- and it has an historic windmill!
Whitehawk Hill – our very own doorstep Neolithic site with panoramic views over the city to the Downs and the sea.
Stanmer park – full of woodland walkways and bluebells in Spring. One garden café and centre is open all year round.
Undercliff path – perfect for an exhilarating coastal walk or bike ride between Saltdean and The Marina.
Ovingdean Rockpools – visit at low tide to discover gobies, crabs and limpets living in our unique UNESCO world heritage bipshere.
Rampion wind farm centre – find out all about offshore wind energy and how we are using wind power to run our homes.
Earthship – within Stanmer park and built in 2006 it is England’s first ever fully self sustaining building.