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Eco-Schools Award celebrated

28 July 2023

Pupils and staff from Avon Park School were delighted to receive news that they have been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award with Distinction.

The Eco-Schools Awards is an internationally recognised award for excellence, celebrating environmental action and learning. The pupil-led programme involves hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects. The programme celebrates the milestones of participants as they achieve Bronze Award and Silver Award, leading to the Green Flag Award.

To achieve the award, pupils took ownership of the Eco-Schools programme, enabling them to develop their listening, communication and teamwork skills. They were passionate about making a difference through the programme, with one pupil commenting:

I want to be an eco-warrior to help us (the school) understand how easy it is to make a mini change but how important it is overall.

Going forward, the school's Eco-Committee has agreed to focus on litter and biodiversity to improve the local community, which will benefit our planet.

Deputy Head Teacher, Ed Wright commented:

"We are very proud of obtaining a distinction. It reflects the fantastic contribution the Avon Park family has made to improving our school, local and international environment."

Well done everyone!

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