Haddenham

Eco Lodge Nears Completion

Home » News » Eco Lodge Nears Completion
John Bercow Karen Collett & School Staff
John Bercow Karen Collett & some School Governors
Eco Lodge Graphic
External cladding in last stages
Room with a View

Haddenham St Mary's School Eco Lodge

The first stage of build of the Eco Lodge at St Mary's CE School is now nearing completion, and to recognise this achievement local MP and Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, paid a visit to the school on Friday May 10th.

St Mary's CE School has already achieved the Green Flag Award, the highest accreditation under the international Eco-School programme. It will shortly have a fully functioning Eco Lodge to add to its Green credentials.

Head Teacher Karen Collett and her staff are particularly excited to be the first school in Buckinghamshire to have a sustainable building in their own grounds, enabling pupils to learn more about the environment and ways to be environmentally friendly.

The lodge is designed to provide opportunities for memorable learning outside the traditional classroom setting, and its location on the edge of the school grounds, immediately adjacent to surrounding farmland, will help to raise awareness of a close relationship with the natural environment. The lodge will also have solar panels and water collection and re-cycling facilities, helping to demonstrate a more responsible approach to the use of energy and water resources.

The Eco Lodge will also enable Haddenham St Mary's to become a training school for local schools to come and learn about their environment and how to look after it. It will also provide a wonderful resource for the local community, providing a delightful building in which local groups (e.g., Brownies, Cubs and local charitable organisations) can meet, without the need to hire the whole school.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Child Photographer 04
Haddenham Webteam: Sat 17 Feb 10:30am

Haddenham & District Rotary Club is hosting another of its impressive 'Young Photographer Competitions',Run with support from Paul Wilkinson Photography.The subject theme for 2018 is "CONTRASTS" (for all age groups)The competition offers a Prize Total of £300Entries must be delivered by noon on Saturday 14th April 2018 to any one of following three receiving...

Green Lane Bridleway 02
Haddenham Webteam: Wed 14 Feb 3:45pm

Haddenham Parish Council has issued an advanced warning that clearance work will be in progress along Green Lane bridleway (running from Churchway, opposite the post office) for two weeks from Monday 19th February.Walkers are advised to take care. Clearance of the undergrowth is taking place before the nesting season. This is in preparation for the making of a tarmac path (which will be 2...

Moving-home 03_Haddm
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 13 Feb 9:30am

Recently moved to Haddenham? You are warmly invited to a 'Welcome Evening' for new (and newish) residents to Haddenham, with wine and nibbles.When?Tuesday 20th Feb 2018, 7.30 — 9.00pmWhere?At the Haddenham Youth and Community Centre (Woodways, HP17 8DS, attached to the Junior School).Hosted by Churches Together in Haddenham (CTIH),If you can, please let us know if you're...