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Last week, Y10 pupils took part in Highgate’s annual ‘Environment Morning’, helping to care for the green spaces in 11 different volunteer positions in the local area.

Guerilla Gardening in Pond Square

Tim Hyam, Head of Pupil Charity (Community Team), explained: “Every pupil in Year 10 gave over three hours of their time to this morning of action – adding up to well over 500 hours of community work. Pupils were busy with conservation work, weeding, planting, pruning and environmental surveys at local charities and institutions and this work will benefit the many people who use their services throughout the year.​”

From planting food and composting in a community garden in Tufnell Park, to developing outdoor space across our neighbouring schools and churches, the pupils not only learnt valuable lessons but also contributed to community eco initiatives.

Botantical surveying in Waterlow Park

Tim added, “It is wonderful to see our Year 10 pupils discovering the value of service in the community, and I know they found it to be a rewarding experience to work together with their tutor and fellow tutees and gain a greater understanding of conservation in an urban setting.​”

Litter picking, weeding and graveyard maintenance at Highgate Cemetery