This year’s Environment Week at Eton took place in mid-May, ahead of World Environment Day which is celebrated every year on 5 June. This year’s theme, ‘Only One Earth’, inspired a week-long programme of events involving pupils, masters and members of the Eton Community.
Throughout the week, pupils and tutors were encouraged to visit the Environment Exhibition in the STEM centre, as well as art installations around the school. Boarding houses were tasked with fundraising for the Collaborative Schools Solar project, which is aiming to fund the installation of solar panels in a local school and a twinned school in South Africa.
The weekend prior saw the annual summer litter pick, organised in conjunction with Eton Town Council and attended by lots of local families armed with litter pickers and a shared love of our community spaces.
Eton’s exhibition spaces were central to the week, seeing the opening of the new exhibition in the Tower Gallery, To Botany Bay and Back: The Worldwide Web of Sir Joseph Banks, as were Eton’s masters, who hosted bird walks and tree trails for anyone interested.
Finally, Environment Week 2022 included the Wildlife Photography Competition. Submitted photographs explored the idea of youth, and were all taken this year by amateur photographers, with only minor edits allowed.
Congratulations to first prize winner and Keeper of School Photography Pierre G, second prize winner William H, as well as Jasper H and Samuel R who were both highly commended. You can see their photographs below.