In the autumn of 2008 SK began to work with the Eco Reps at the school on developing a 'Green Cred' scheme. This was based on an idea borrowed from Daniel Scharf who first implemented it as his school in Drayton, Oxfordshire (see http://climatex.org/articles/lo-carb-communities/drayton-green-cred). The children devised a questionnaire to be given out to all families to encourage them to think about their household energy use. The scores earned badges in 4 categories: Eco-Fledgling, Eco-Warrior, Eco-Champion and Eco-Hero. Click Green cred questionnaire to see the document. A short documentary film explaining the whole scheme has now been made for Sustainable Kirtlington by William Simpson, a graduate of Oxford Brookes Film Studies programme, with financial assistance from the Oxfordshire Community Action Groups. To see the film, click on the arrow on the still image below: In 2009-2010 we worked on energy-saving in the school and the children took regular readings of gas and electricity use. Then in the summer of 2010, with the aid of a grant from Cherwell District Council we were able to employ Andy Russell of Different Films, a Kirtlington resident, to help the children make a film about waste. The film - The Waste Case - was entered in the Oxford Sustainability and Conservation Awards and won FIRST PRIZE! Copies of the film as CDs are available from Andy for £5. Go to his website: http://www.different-films.com and follow the links. The prize money is being used to make a wildlife pond in the school grounds.