Pupils at Saint Nicholas School awarded coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag

Communities / Wed 21st Sep 2022 at 07:05am

PUPILS at Saint Nicholas School have earned an international accreditation this academic year, 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.

Saint Nicholas School pupils collaborated with their teacher, Mrs Peckham, and Estates Manager, Mr Jackson, 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, Mrs Peckham and Mr Jackson planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.

The group connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics: Diversity, School Grounds and Litter.

Activities included delivering new recycling bins to every classroom, taking part in the Great Big School Clean and giving every class in the lower school a class plant to be responsible for.

The Eco Committee are so proud of their achievements and want to continue their amazing work. Currently they are particularly enjoying looking after our new family of goats. Pupils have been responsible for their drinking water and making sure they have clean straw for their bedding.

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

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