Northfields is proud to hold the Silver award of the Eco-schools programme. The primary aim of the Eco-Schools programme is to educate and empower young people to make positive decisions and become change makers for an environmentally sustainable world. It aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. This includes the students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents, as well as the local authority, the media and local businesses. Eco-Schools endeavours to extend learning beyond the classroom and develop responsible attitudes and commitment, both at home and in the wider community. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action make it an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path to improving the environments of schools and their local communities, and of influencing the lives of young people, school staff, families, local authorities, NGOs, and all other bodies involved in this vitally important area of work.
Eco-schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Eco-schools empowers students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-oriented learning.
At Northfields, the community is involved in a wide range of activities to help and protect the environment but also to inform the students of the important of taking care of our beautiful planet. Each year, the school holds Clean-Up campaigns as well as Informative sessions about the protection of the environment. We work closely with organisations such as “Let’s do it Mauritius”, “Mission Verte”, “Reef conservation-Mauritius”, and many others.
We are actively working towards the gold award and are excited to continue this eco journey with our students.