Felsted School has unveiled a plan to make the school greener and more sustainable in 2023.

The school is implementing new initiatives to reduce waste, promote sustainability and encourage the ecosystem to flourish.

This is in addition to their existing measures, which include recycling and energy conservation.

Headteacher Chris Townsend said: "The Felsted community of pupils, families and staff is committed to making a difference in the world and also to the world, by protecting our planet for the benefit of the generations who follow us.

"However, we know we need to do more. So, from 2023, Felsted will focus on ensuring that the need to care for our environment is a key consideration in every aspect of life at our school."

Central to the 'Felsted for a Sustainable Future' plan is the wider use of sustainable materials, new recycling points, a drive for energy efficiency and measures to improve the ecosystem.

Among the new policies is the reduction of single-use cups, with students and staff instead using sustainable and reusable water bottles and coffee cups.

Biodegradable and plastic-free items will be used as far as possible on the school site, including medical ice packs and sanitary products.

There will also be more recycling facilities installed around the school, along with more detailed information on how and what to recycle, including batteries, printer cartridges and contact lenses.

New student sustainability reps will be tasked with suggesting and running sustainability initiatives for pupils and staff.

Composting and the reuse of natural materials will be stepped up, and natural habitats on the school site will be rewilded to encourage new species of flora and fauna to thrive, and support the biodiversity of the local area.

Taking responsibility for the world will be a key theme in lessons and activities for pupils of all ages at Felsted.

Mr Townsend said: "Practical opportunities to encourage sustainability on a day-to-day basis around the school all help to make a difference, but just as important is the need to educate young people about the reasons why we must protect the planet for the future – their future."