Hello! My name is Kerry Briffitt and I am the Eco School’s Co-ordinator at Hempstead Junior School alongside my Teaching Assistant role. With the incredible support from staff and enthusiasm from the children, we have been able to be reach the Silver Award from Eco-School’s, England and are working towards gaining Green Flag status. The school has received a Pride in Medway Award and a Bronze Award from the Kent Wildlife Trust for all our efforts too.
Over the years, we have developed systems for recycling, energy saving and reducing the school’s impact on the environment with the hope the children will continue with ‘green’ thinking in their homes. In addition, I am fortunate to be studying for an Environmental Science degree and have supported my colleagues and children and in developing a bug hotel, allotment and pond in the school grounds which all contribute to conserving the environment too. As you may have guessed, I am passionate about protecting nature and would love to help any other schools to become more environmentally friendly.