A secondary school academy in Bromley is campaigning for all students and staff to be given refillable water bottles to avoid wasting plastic.

The Ravensbourne School, in Hayes Lane, is continuing its environmental conscious policy and has appealed for a sponsor to come forward.

It’s estimated that by September 2019, Ravensbourne will have removed 1.45 million items of single use plastic forks, spoons and knives from passing through the canteen each school year.

The school now wants to do more after estimating that 50,000 single use water bottles are used on site annually.

It wants to replace this plastic with having 2,000 reusable bottles to cater for its 1,643 students along with staff members.

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Michael Hunwick, chair of governors, said: "We want to lead the way in the community on this topic and to help and work with other schools in the E21C Multi Academy Trust to implement positive change.

"Sitting in the school canteen having my lunch last year, the problem was pretty obvious. And listening to our students, it’s clear they are really aware of the need to reduce the impact each person has on the world.

"So we decided to act. Removing 1.75m items of cutlery is a fantastic start - but it really is just the beginning, as we continue introduce new initiatives that are good for our finances, good for our school and good for the planet."

Water refill stations are already installed inside the school and Mr Hunwick asked partners and sponsors willing to fund reusable bottles to contact chair@ravensbourne.info.