Pupils at Nethergate Academy have been awarded a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag
Pupils at Nethergate Academy have earned an international accreditation this academic year, recognising their amazing work in making our 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 collaborated with Miss R Page, the school's Eco-Coordinator 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 and Miss R Page planned a year of activities that would up their green credentials.
The school connected their work to 3 Eco-Schools topics: Marine, Water and Energy.
Activities included designing switch off stickers to display near electronic devices and light switches, growing their own fruit and vegetables in the allotment and installing new water butts in the allotment.
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