Pinner High School was one of five schools to be awarded a £10,000 climate prize by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help them accelerate student-led environmental projects.
The prize came about because Sixth Form Geography students led by Head of Geography Mr. Smith wanted to improve traffic flow around Pinner High School. Mr. Smith explained “If we can get more students on bikes and out of their cars it improves the air quality around the school, and reduces congestion which makes the journey to school safer. We are delighted to have been awarded the Climate Kick-Start Prize to help us with this.” A Level Geographer Alex Stanisci-Brown said “We all know what we need to do to address climate change so rather than making pledges for the next 20 years I am delighted to be making real changes about what happens in my school right now. I’d like to thank Mr. Smith for providing this opportunity, and the Mayor of London for trusting young people to make good decisions.”
Headteacher Chris Woolf commented: “It was a real privilege to have a Pinner High School student led project featured at the Climate Kick-Start Prizegiving. The Sixth Form students are our Trailblazers, and they continue to live up to the name. I am very proud of them, and all our students.”
Pinner High School featured in ITV News, which you can watch on the school's Youtube channel.
The school also featured in an Evening Standard article, which you can read here.