Pupils at St Augustine's CE Federated Schools were awarded a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
Pupils at St Augustine's CE Federated Schools collaborated with Miss Aga and Miss Carney to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school is. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms. Building on their findings, the pupils planned a year of activities that would up their green credentials.
The group connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics: marine, travel and school ground. Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They’re an inspiration, and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet.”
To learn more about Eco-Schools head to www.eco-schools.org.uk