Our active Environmental Council, which operates as a sub-committee within our wider School Council, has been working with our School Governor and Northumberland County Council to plan and deliver an Eco Competition to design the livery for NCC bin lorries. There were some amazing entries, showcasing students’ artistic flair and also their environmental consciousness. 



The winning design was produced by Year 11 student Matthew, who along with delegates from NCC and our School Council coordinator were the first to see his design on a lorry unveiled at school. 


Dr Wendy Fail, Senior Waste Management Officer said: “It was an absolute pleasure working with the students at KEVI. 



“They are truly passionate about environmental matters and are enthusiastic about spreading positive messages about recycling and the wider climate change agenda through various channels, one of which is via the bin lorry competition.” 


School Council coordinator Sheila Clark said: “Students in our school are very concerned about the environment, so to have the opportunity to design posters to raise awareness, was something they were all really keen on.” 


Northumberland County Councillor, Colin Horncastle, cabinet member for Looking After the Environment said: 


“Educating our young people about recycling and the impact this has on the environment is very important. Getting them involved through competitions such as this, not only helps to educate and inform, but it also inspires them and gives them the pride that their efforts can make a real difference. It’s great to see that the students of The King Edward’s VI High School have a keen interest in the environment and are learning about what they can do to tackle the impacts of climate change.”