At Tulliallan we see this as an opportunity to give the next generation all the skills and knowledge necessary to handle the social and environmental changes that will occur in the near future. Students are encouraged to gain an understanding of the dependence between humans and the environment where they live. Through sustainability education we aim to provide students with opportunities to learn about environmental issues and solutions that are mutually beneficial to both humans and the natural ecosystem.
Sustainability education at Tulliallan is fun, hands-on, engaging and empowering for students. It allows them to take responsibility for their actions and to contribute their vision for a sustainable future. It enables them to develop knowledge, skills, values and motivations for action, allowing them to maintain their own wellbeing – and that of their community and the planet – in an increasingly interconnected world.
Students counted canopy and understory trees (Native and Exotic), weeds, mulched areas, rocks, logs, soil and counted animals and birdlife.
Once everything is tallied the totals are given points and end up with a biodiversity score for the school. 2019’s score was 74/100 and in 2021 the score was an improved 78/100.