PLG Hartbeespoort Academy registered as an Eco School. Eco-Schools operates in over 59 countries worldwide. It is an international programme of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), anaged locally by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (WESSA), with financial support from Nampak and PetroSA. Eco-Schools is about improving environmental management at the school, as well as environmental learning. This means that groups consisting of teachers, learners, community members and/or partner organisations get together and undertake a project to improve some aspect of environmental management at their school.
The theme for 2016 is Healthy Living.
Eco School field trip to Jasmyn Dairy Farm took place this week, there were 54 learners and parents who attended. They learned more about cows and dairy farming to tie in with this year's theme of "Healthy Living".