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Sustainable Learning

Sustainable Learning

We are extremely excited to be the newest member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust and we are working closely with our partners from Bowmer + Kirkland, the Department for Education (DfE) and Medway Council to build a school that boasts incredible, state-of-the-art facilities to compliment the highest standard of teaching and learning.

The school will be developed to deliver a carbon neutral build and we believe that we have a responsibility to continue this work to secure the school’s long term environmental sustainability aims.

Many young people hold strong concerns about climate change and the challenges that this might present for future generations. At Maritime Academy we want to ensure that as a community, we work together to be responsible and respectful for where we live and learn. We aim to make sustainability a part of everyday school life; from incorporating topics throughout our curriculum, to reducing the use of single use plastics, active recycling and encouraging greener ways to travel to school.

Working closely with Bowmer + Kirkland we will be incorporating initiatives throughout the new build school such as only using LED lights, ventilation optimisation to naturally stabilise the temperature in the classrooms, and responsibly resourced materials.

Across the first year, students will be encouraged to get involved with the schools sustainability planning as we launch our student Eco Committee.

The Maritime Academy will:

  • Monitor targets for energy, water and waste reduction
  • Investing in transportation initiatives for students and staff
  • Reviewing and expanding sustainability learning material within the curriculum
  • Encouraging houses and individuals to promote their own sustainability activities
  • Make informed business decisions with a focus on environmental and social considerations
  • Work to reduce our carbon emissions