Saffron Walden school flags up its third green prize
- Credit: Archant
‘BEING green’ has seen a Saffron Walden re-issued with eco status for the third time.
St Thomas More was first given a Green Eco Flag in 2007 and has since worked hard to maintain it.
In order to achieve the status, a school must prove that it is striving for excellence in all areas of ‘being green’, which includes water and energy consumption, taking care of the school grounds, encouraging a healthy lifestyle and learning about how we can look after the earth.
A school spokesman said: “At every assessment the school has to show how they have improved from the previous one, and this year St Thomas More was able to show this in a number of ways, including allowing set curriculum time for the junior children to take part in eco-club.
“These lessons, which take place on a Friday afternoon, allow the children to learn so many things.
You may also want to watch:
There is planting, growing and harvesting fruits and vegetables, maintaining the garden, and composting .
“And on rainy days the children learn how to be eco-friendly in their own lives, by making posters to encourage others and by taking part is various ‘eco-schemes’ such as collecting shoes to send to Malawi or textile recycling.”
- 1 Covid survival rates in Essex are among worst in country
- 2 Two Covid swab kit sites open in Uttlesford
- 3 Anti flooding solutions being created for outside Newport
- 4 Essex County Council to discuss council tax increase of up to £40
- 5 Man dies in 'unexplained' house fire
- 6 Widespread flooding leads to busiest day for Essex firefighters
- 7 Law firm gains Customer Service Excellence award
- 8 Campaign seeks free products in Uttlesford's public buildings
- 9 Covid vaccinations given at the Lord Butler
- 10 Stations benefit from funding