Eco-minded pupils awarded Green Flag - The Leamington Observer

Eco-minded pupils awarded Green Flag

ECO-MINDED pupils at Campion School in Leamington have won a green flag.

They received recognition from Eco Schools for their work in making their school more environmentally-friendly and raising eco-awareness among fellow pupils.

Eco-Schools is an international education programme encouraging young people to explore sustainability and climate change and to take action.

Pupils carried out an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school was. 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.

Activities included working with volunteers to maintain the nature area at Campion, plant fruit and vegetables on site and monitor recycling in the school.

Eco-coordinator Miss Knight said: “Pupils have made a huge impact this year – helping to promote eco club and improve how the school runs.

“The eco-committee have done a fantastic job at working together and coming up with ideas about the change they’d like to see happen. We have big plans to continue with this next year.”

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.”

Visit too learn more about Eco-Schools and to see examples of the pupils’ work.


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