Ambitious Academy blazes a fast eco trail

By Jill Dando News

An ambitious academy has led the way across Britain with its new electric chargers – installed weeks before Boris Johnson’s announced ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

The Award-winning Worle Community School Academy became one of the first in Britain to install electric car chargers, leading the way for others to follow.

This week The Prime Minister revealed plans to push ahead with an environmental revolution.

But WCSA is already blazing a trail by installing two electric car chargers and a host of other eco initiatives. Earlier this year they won a prestigious award for environmental travel to school with enthusiastic students picking up the prize.

They already have electric bikes, cycle training, bike fixing, a travel ‘champion’ and excellent walking and road safety skills.

Jack is a trail blazer on environmental issues

And they have a pioneering climate change club called Climate Justice Revolution, led by 15-year-old Jack Clark, founding editor of the news magazine Green Gazette, with a 20 strong student team. aged 11 to 15.

Jack said: “We are eager to lead the way to make the school and whole community environmentally friendly in every way. Electric cars are a big part of this.”

The Priory Learning Trust had applied for a grant to help fund charging points.

Principal Jacqui Scott said “This is an excellent addition to our school. Our students and staff are passionate about helping reduce climate change issues.”

WCSA’s award was the Modeshift STARS award (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools).