CHS Hosts First Eco-Con

The School community discovered how sustainable changes will benefit future generations when CHS hosted its very first ‘Eco-Con’ Community Fair.

Launched as part of CHS’s Green Plan to become Carbon NetZero by 2030, the School’s new annual Saturday event featured stalls from local businesses, workshops, talks and practical activities – to inspire new actions for tackling environmental issues.

CHS School Council’s Eco Committee member and Sixth Form Waconian, Alyssa hosted a panel asking questions to representatives from Recycle for Greater Manchester and Transport for Greater Manchester. She said: “Eco Con is a community fair open to everyone; its aim is to empower action, inspire ideas and sustain changes in daily life so we can all play our part in positive changes to tackle environmental issues.”

Other panels featured ambassadors from Fairtrade; a session about the role of Honeybees with Peter Carefoot of Stockport Beekeepers Association; and a Q&A, during which pupils from CHS School Council shared experiences of their own eco initiatives and success stories.

Friends were invited too; a schools’ programme put together alongside Lum Head primary, Lady Barn House School, Greenbank Prep, and Thorn Grove primary featured Eco-School Case Studies, plus a “Teacher Know-How” with an Eco-Schools assessor giving tips on how to become an officially accredited Eco School like CHS’s own Infant & Junior school.

Further highlights included demonstrations on “how to make your own bath salts” whilst green experts shared their words of wisdom on how to attract wildlife into the garden or save energy.

Learn more about Cheadle Hulme School’s Green Plan here.