Swindon school does its bit to become greener

By Jessica Durston - 17 October 2022


Crowdys Hill School in Swindon has been finding ways to go more green and encourage its students to live more sustainably.

Over the past few years, the team at Crowdys Hill School have been working to find ways to make the school greener, while encouraging its pupils to live more sustainably at school and at home too.

Swindon Borough Council have spotlighted some of the things the school are up to to go greener, including the following:

  • Introducing more electric vehicle charging points to help members of staff make the switch
  • Encouraging more staff and pupils to find ways to travel sustainably
  • Switching lights to more energy-efficient LEDs
  • Adding recycling bins around the school to encourage pupils to recycle as much as they can.


The staff at the Swindon special education school say educating and inspiring their pupils to be kinder to the planet is really important to the them.

In some of the school’s outdoor spaces, pupils are said to be learning about the importance of nature and how they can grow their own fruit and vegetables, amongst trees they have planted around the site.

A spokesperson from Swindon Borough Council said: "We must of course also mention the school’s resident animals, who live in the fields on site - including pigs, alpacas, donkeys, chickens and rabbits! Not what you might expect from a school in the middle of Swindon.

"While some of these changes may seem small, the important thing is starting somewhere and doing what you can to make a difference."

Individuals are encouraged to find out more about how they, their school or their business can 'Be the Change' by visiting the council's webpages at: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20166/climate_change

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