Felsted School appoints head of sustainability
Felsted School has appointed Nia Thompson as its first ever head of sustainability, tasked with making the school’s more environmentally friendly.
Felsted is a co-educational independent boarding and day school for children aged four to 18 in Felsted, Essex
Thompson has a degree in international wildlife biology from the University of South Wales and began her career in education as an assistant house parent and learning assistant at Felsted. She was also pastoral manager for the school’s international summer school, which attracts hundreds of children every year aged eight to 17 from all over the world.
Thompson is working with pupils of all ages to implement the ‘Felsted for a sustainable future’ plan launched last January, a raft of initiatives in addition to those already in place throughout the school to reduce waste, promote sustainability and encourage the ecosystem to flourish.
Thompson said: “It is so important to care for our environment and ensure its sustainability for future generations. It is a real joy to work with Felsted pupils – they have such a passion for protecting our planet and throw themselves into every green initiative we run at the school, from litter-picking to raising awareness of energy saving and preserving habitats for local flora and fauna to flourish.”
The head of Felsted School Chris Townsend commented: “Nia has been instrumental in helping to drive Felsted’s sustainability pledge and ingraining better sustainable habits into not just the children’s way of thinking, but also involving the whole Felsted community in a joint effort.”