Languages United aims to be socially responsible and help the local and global communities. We are conscious of environmental changes and the need for everyone to act. We are taking action as an organisation and encourage our students to do the same.
The school has taken a number of steps to reduce its impact on the environment. These include:
Reducing our use of paper with electronic forms, student handbook and student programme.
Reducing paper in the classroom by using online classrooms for giving students resources and assignments.
Moving towards a paperless office.
Separating our waste for recycling.
Using multiuse cups for drinks instead of disposable plastic cups.
Asking students to bring their own reusable water bottle to reduce plastic waste. Promoting the Refill app so that students can refill their bottles when they are out.
We are currently running a project to measure and reduce our carbon footprint. Details of the project will be posted here as it progresses.
Learning about social responsibility
In our lessons we encourage students to practise their English by discussing topics and issues, and looking at the world around them. We hope that students will start viewing themselves as global citizens - considering the environment and other people.
Continuing the themes of our lessons, students take part in projects that involve them in the local community.
2019 Clean Air Day
2019 - 20th June was Clean Air Day and the school offset the CO2 emissions from students' flights by planting trees.
2019 40 for 40
2019 - 40 for 40 campaign: students and staff collect clothing to be donated to the Save the Children charity.
2018 Bath Half
2018 - The school sponsored one of its students who ran the Bath Half to raise money for the Julian House homeless charity.
2016 Lessons for refugees
2016-2018 - Languages United provides English lessons for refugees from Syria.
2017 - Wear it Pink
2017 - Student wore pink clothes for "Wear It Pink Day", raising money for the breast cancer research charity.
2016 - Shockerwick House
2016 - Students gave a presentation on their own country to the residents at Shockerwick House, a care home for the elderly. After giving their presentations they had tea together, and the students planted flowers in the garden [click to view video].
2015 - Bake Off
2015 - Bake Off Competitions - students made cakes with their hosts and sold them to raise money for Red Nose Day and Forever Friends [click to view video].
2014 - Forever Friends
2014 - Students and staff raised money for the Forever Friends appeal, dressing up on Ted's Big Day Out with "Wacky Funky Footwear".
2014 - Pizza making
2014 - Students were taught how to make cupcakes and pizzas at an Italian restaurant, which they then distributed them to the homeless with the help of a local charity.
2014 - RUH
2014 - Students learnt to make cranes, a symbol of hope, using origami. They raised funds for the children's ward at the Royal United Hospital and presented one thousand cranes and funds raised.
2013 - Genesis Trust
2013 - Students make cakes and sell them to raise money for Genesis Trust, who support the homeless in Bath.