20 June 2017
Penryn Prep and College has been an Eco-school for five years and received our International Flag. Eco-schools is a project of Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA) and promotes enjoyment of the environment and imparting knowledge and skills to care for it. Environmental education in schools is essential for equipping the youth to care for our environment and ensure their survival.
The College implemented various Environmental Days over the years which included: Biodiversity, Arbour, Earth, Weedbusters, Recycling, Tree Tags and Routes,Junior Field Guide Syllabus, Nature Clubs, etc.
Parents have also contributed toward the environmental ethos of the school. The most effective environmental projects come from within the classroom and from scholar initiatives. Penryn also has natural veldt around the school to care for and to use as an outdoor classroom. Their hospitality services use eco-friendly packaging and environmentally-friendly cleaning materials.
Image: Front row from left: Zimele Ngoma, Orefile Ramodibe, Simu Mdluli, Mpumi Buthelezi, Thando Nyoni, Tessi Ratnarajah, Lebo Dhlamini, Khanyi Khumalo and Anouk Pires. Middle row from left: Naledi Theledi, Hlovo Ngobeni, Alice Erasmus, Lynne Stone (Environmental Officer) and Pippa Spies (Matric Head, Environmental Committee). Back from left: Unathi Sonke, Jessica Mellor, Lia Sebastian, Lily Yeowart, Jayden André and William Olivier.