|Treverton Environmental Education|
Treverton incorporated environmental educational as a focus in their ethos, curriculum and programmes in the 1970's, because of the vision of Mr Derek Hudson-Reed and the hard work of Prep teacher, Mr Don Richards. This process was given a tremendous boost in 2000 with development of the Treverton Wildlife Area.This incorporated a threatened grassland ecotone. More recently, the TWA has been recognised by KZN Wildlife as an area of conservational significance.
Over the years Treverton has developed a reputation both nationally and internationally, being a leader in Environmental Education and/or Education for Sustainable Development at school level:
International Environmental Involvement
In 1982 Treverton hosted the first International Environmental Education Conference in Southern Africa at which the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was formed. In 2004 Treverton hosted the EEASA and ENO conferences. ENO-Environment Online is a global virtual school for environmental awareness (http://eno.joensuu.fi).
In 2007, Janet Snow, the Treverton Environmental Education Liason officer, facilitated the World Environmental Education Congress and was appointed the leader for ENO-Africa (http://www.enoafrica.org).
Treverton Environmental Education
Treverton's environmental education has grown from predominately external environmental awareness projects to the incorporation of age-related, teacher and/or pupil-driven participatory processes, activity and action-based projects, and information & communication technology (ICT) components at the College and the Prep.
These allow full use of the Treverton Wildlife Area and are integrated into the curriculum at all levels until the Grade 7 year,Â when Environmental Education becomes a stand-alone subject.
At almost any given week of the year a class will be seem reinforcing their theoretical lessons outdoors.
Recognition of Environmental Efforts
Treverton was the first South African school to introduce school colours and awards for environmental projects undertaken by pupils.