Safa British School

Sustainability at
Safa British School

At Safa British School, sustainability is not merely an afterthought or an extracurricular activity; it is deeply ingrained in the school’s ethos. Every student, from the youngest to the oldest, is regarded as an eco-warrior, armed with knowledge and the power to effect change. There is no formal eco council; instead, sustainability initiatives are driven by student leaders who inspire their peers to become guardians of the environment.

The curriculum at Safa British School is centered around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. The curriculum aims to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to address the pressing global challenges identified by the United Nations. Each subject, from English to mathematics, science to MSCS, is infused with the principles and objectives of the SDGs. Students explore real-world issues such as poverty, climate change, gender equality, and responsible consumption, engaging in critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration to propose innovative solutions. Through interdisciplinary projects, community engagement, and partnerships, the curriculum inspires a generation of compassionate, informed individuals ready to make a meaningful impact on the world.

The school’s commitment to sustainability manifests in a myriad of initiatives. Water bottle recycling is a core practice, with strategically placed recycling bins encouraging students and staff to embrace the habit of reuse. The daily dropping off of bottles has become a familiar sight, signaling the collective effort to minimize plastic waste in collaboration with Recapp. Furthermore, can recycling initiatives are actively promoted, ensuring that valuable resources are diverted from landfills.

Paper recycling plays a crucial role in reducing the school’s ecological footprint. Recycling bins adorn classrooms, corridors, and administrative offices, providing a constant reminder to conserve resources. Collected paper is shredded into bedding for a horse with allergies, promoting his health and reducing the amount of wood shavings needed. Teachers incorporate lessons on the importance of recycling throughout the curriculum, nurturing a generation of environmentally conscious learners.

Beyond traditional recycling practices, Safa British School has ventured into the innovative realms of sustainability. E-waste initiatives are embraced, encouraging students and their families to responsibly dispose of electronic devices in collaboration with Clear Earth. Collection drives and awareness campaigns educate the community about the hazards of improper e-waste disposal and the potential for recycling precious metals and components.

What sets Safa British School apart is its integration of sustainability throughout the curriculum. No subject is exempt from exploring environmental themes and solutions where links can be made. From science to art, mathematics to English, sustainability weaves its way into lessons. Assemblies become platforms for sharing success stories and inspiring the entire school community to take action. Theme and celebration days are devoted to raising awareness and instilling a deep respect for the environment.

The protection of the environment has become a collective priority for the entire Safa British School community. Parents, teachers, staff, and students join forces, fostering a sense of shared responsibility. Sustainable practices extend beyond the school gates, with initiatives such as desert clean-ups, beach clean-ups, and recycling drives, forming partnerships with local organisations and authorities.

With every initiative, Safa British School is sowing the seeds of change, nurturing a generation of ambassadors for the environment. The culmination of our tireless efforts is reflected in our aspiration to showcase our commitment to The Alliance for Sustainable Schools and the broader goal of a sustainable future.

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