Sixth Form students from Cranleigh and five other local schools have launched a new eco group. Now Surrey Environmental Action Schools (SEAS) are looking for others to join them. 

Other SEAS members include The Howard of Effingham, St Catherine’s School, Frensham Heights, Gordon’s School, and the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. Students meet twice a term to support creative ways to address issues of sustainability, and the climate and ecological crises.

SEAS is leading a movement for real, student-led, ecological change. Its primary aim is to promote responsibility towards the environment within schools and their wider communities through campaigns, events, publications, and activism.

Fostering friendship, teamwork, and collaboration, SEAS meetings have already led to plenty of ideas including a logo competition to get younger years involved, sharing methods to cut waste, such as the use of biodegradable cutlery and discussion of partnering with local businesses to raise awareness. Schools are also working together to achieve the Eco Schools Green Flag Award.

Any Surrey secondary school or college with a Sixth Form is welcome to join the network. Local schools or businesses wanting to be part of this amazing movement towards making the UK and the community a greener, cleaner and more sustainable place should contact Mr Philip Leamon at pml@cranleigh.org.