St Margaret’s Preparatory School has now received its third Green Flag from Eco-Schools which is part of Keep Britain Tidy. Luckily St Margaret’s managed to finish its application before lockdown began and instead of an inspector paying a visit, as would normally happen, was judged on its portfolio of work.
In a letter received last week Lee Wray-Davies the Eco-Schools manager for England said: “Congratulations to St Margaret’s on achieving your third Green Flag. I would like to thank you for continuing to work on your Eco-Schools Green Flag during these unprecedented time - it is a true reflection of your school’s determination to make a real difference.”
St Margaret’s eco lead and Year 6 teacher, Emma Symonds, praised pupils in her year who led the project and encouraged children from all age groups to become more aware of environmental issues. One of the young eco warriors came up with the idea for a competition to see which class could collect the most used batteries so they could be recycled properly.
Miss Symonds said: “I am very proud of all our Eco-Committee. They led the whole project and decided which of the ten topics listed for the Green Flag award they wanted to work on. They all put in a lot of time and effort and inspired other children.”
Green Flag is the highest of three awards given by Eco-Schools and to keep the status has to be renewed every two years.