Award-winning eco school becomes one of first in Britain to install electric car chargers

By Jill Dando News

Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare has installed two electric car chargers – building on its huge reputation as an award-winning eco-school.

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.

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 “This is tremendous news. 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).