We are a Green Flag school with eco-friendly initiatives that reduce our environmental impact. These start in the classroom and expands to the community by engaging the next generation in action-based learning. Our goal and purpose is to produce generation after generation of sustainably minded, environmentally conscious people.
A prime example of this is our school farm which provides fantastic hands-on learning experiences and creates strong community links across our school. We place great emphasis on raising pupils’ environmental awareness and ensures real life learning scenarios. Our mission is to create a positive and socially aware environment in which we could educate not only our students, but also our school families about the benefits of sustainability.
GEMS Metropole is a ECO-Schools member.
Eco-Schools is an international initiative designed to encourage whole-school action for the environment. It is an environmental management tool, learning resource and recognised award scheme.
The Eco-Schools programme engages children and young people in key issues including the environment, sustainability, global citizenship and the value of a low carbon future.
GREEN FLAG AWARD
Metropole was awarded Green Flag Status by the ECO-Schools Committee since 2021.
At Metropole we strive to ensure that curriculum activities and whole-school events promote the Sustainable Development Goals, helping students to prepare for the future and contribute positively on both a local and international scale.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing details of how the whole school community can get involved. This will be through environmental projects, visits, competitions and also our Eco Committee.
We cannot wait to get started!
GEMS Metropole ensures that all activities and events in the school promote Sustainable Development Goals, helping students to prepare for their future and contribute positively to the world.
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted in 2015, includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. Countries around the world have committed to taking action to meet these goals, such as ending hunger and poverty, creating sustainable cities and communities, and making health care available to all.
What are the ? Click the video above to learn all about them!
Metropole Farm Fresh
As an outdoor classroom and experiential learning center, the Metropole Farm provides students with opportunities to work collaboratively with peers and staff to gain an appreciation of the importance of sustainability.
Students participate in all phases of soil preparation, sowing, cultivating, harvesting, consuming, and composting, which demonstrates the cyclical nature of organic processes and enriches their appreciation of how gardens can inspire and reward whole communities.
Crops to classrooms: growing engagement
"I love visiting the farm because it helps us with our learning that we do in class. In French, we were able to visit the animals and got to learn their names in a new language. I love the oiseaux that we have!" - Taim Year 4
"The school farm is such an important resource for our school as it gives students a chance to show leadership capabilities as they become responsible for looking after the different plants and animals. Personally, I have loved being able to visit the rabbits that we have on the farm." - Megan Year 11
"Sustainability is so important in our school, I have been an Eco Leader and had the chance to raise awareness of all the amazing events that take place from Eco Art Month to World Bee Day. In my role, I have been able to show Leadership by speaking on the school radio as well as creating a video to be shared with all of the MTS community to advertise a competition with a sustainable element that took place." - Laiba Year 5