Ethical Enterprise at Leighton Park School

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Ethical enterprise

Ethical Enterprise is about social business and active citizenship. It’s about giving your child the skills to make changes for a more equitable world. It’s about providing opportunities to learn about ethics, critical thinking and leadership skills from industry experts, while putting these ideas into practice through a number of projects.

At Leighton Park this is an initiative for the whole School based on the core concept of sustainability – covering planet, people and profit.

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Bringing an ethical dimension to your child's studies

We’re already working with local businesses to add an ethical dimension to your child’s studies. By taking real-world examples and asking our students to decide what would be fair, how they would act and why, they’re challenging the preconceptions of what’s important in business. It’s our first step towards a formalised education programme in ethical enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Values with purpose

Ethical enterprise is coming to the fore for most businesses, as corporate social responsibility becomes more pertinent to society. And it’s perfectly aligned with our Quaker values. Quakers are well known for their ethical and fair approach to business, playing a central role in establishing several of Britain’s best-known companies, including Barclays Bank, Cadbury, Rowntree and Clarks as well as many prominent organisations committed to ethical issues, such as Amnesty International, Oxfam and Greenpeace.

Eco-Schools - Green Flag Award

Our Eco-Schools student-led group have achieved the coveted Green Flag Award, an international accreditation that recognises young people’s environmental actions.

Supported by Sustainability Co-Ordinator, Oliver Staines, the group completed the ‘Seven Steps’ aimed at improving environmentalism. After securing Bronze and Silver, to capture the Green Flag itself, students are required to monitor and evaluate the changes they have informed and implemented, as well as reflect on their eco-code. The Eco Club have done a tremendous job of documenting and continually reflecting on their progress through photos, transport surveys, biodiversity counts, waste audits and more.

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Change Champions

Our Change Champions students are working hard on 14 projects to make Leighton Park more sustainable, including one project to plant more trees on the Park. Our students have challenged us to think what more we can do as a community to help mitigate rising CO2 levels and work towards safeguarding a healthy planet for them to inherit. Please support this initiative by donating trees below.

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“The seminar was an interesting and unique experience to what we would normally discuss in Economics and I would love to take part in something similar again. It has made me consider aspects of fairness rather than simply focusing on profit and efficiency in business.”

Joe, Sixth Form, following a seminar with Ethical Reading

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