Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Pupils get green light on eco plan

WATLINGTON Primary School has achieved a Green Flag award for the first time.

WATLINGTON Primary School has achieved a Green Flag award for the first time.

The honour is the highest a school can be given for its environmental work.

A group of children of all ages, from foundation to year six, formed the ‘Green Gremlins’, also known as the Eco Council.

They drew up a plan of action to make the school greener, which included running projects such as ‘reduce energy week’, ‘walk to school day’ and developing the allotment and outdoor learning zones.

The group was assessed for the Green Flag, which involved greeting and talking with an assessor from the Eco Schools organisation, talking about the various projects and providing evidence of their success across the school and local community.



Teacher Nathan Hanwell, who has been leading the group, said: “I’m overjoyed with this success. It backs up all of the hard work of the Green Gremlins and reflects the ever evolving green ethos of the school.”

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