Let’s Go Zero school action:
Herne Bay Junior School – Kent, England

Herne Bay Junior School wants to become a green school and wants to reduce all carbon emissions by 2030. For this, they have:

  • Extended the forest area up to a whole acre.
  • Installed solar panels supplying 1/3 of their electrical needs.
  • Incentivising outdoor activities through their curriculum.

Explore the Let’s Go Zero map to see where else teachers, students and school communities are taking action to become zero carbon by 2030.

The teachers and students leading the action:

We want to be a green school. We want to be net zero by 2030. This is our first big statement to show that we are serious. 

Nick Foreman 
Site Operations Manager 

What are they doing in their school?

The forest area is run by the leader of outdoor education. His work has been to extend the forest nearly to a whole acre. The school also has a pond and forest trails used for outdoor lessons. 

The school installed solar panels that supply about 1/3 of the school’s total electrical needs.  

They have an eco-plan to reduce all carbon emissions by 2030.

The curriculum emphasizes a lot of outdoor activities: running forest evenings, outdoor cooking events, and camping overnight. 

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