A teacher from Falcons Preparatory School for Girls has been highly-commended with the prestigious Alpha Plus Group Innovation Award for Teaching and Educational Resources 2019.
Mrs Dunning, English lead at the Putney-based school, has been awarded the much-coveted accolade for her work in forming and supporting the school’s eco-committee. The committee, also known as the ‘Eco Warriors’, was put into place to ensure that the school was being considerate of the environment. Key initiatives include: old battery collection boxes, litter picks in the local community, taking part in the Thames 21 Big Clean, planting flowers to encourage bees, and pupils encouraging staff members to turn off lights.
Headmistress at Falcons School for Girls, Sara Williams-Ryan, commented: “This exceptional award is testament to Mrs Dunning’s determination and commitment to provide our school community with this invaluable educational resource, enabling our pupils to work together to develop knowledge and environmental awareness. We are delighted that she has been recognised for her work.
“I would like to extend my congratulations and thanks, not only to Mrs Dunning, but also to the team of Eco Warriors, for the work they do to make us all more aware about such an important matter.”
The next step in the eco-committee’s plan is to become a Green Flag school, an internationally recognised award for excellence in environmental action and learning.
Words by Riana Dixon