Pupils have once again been awarded a Green Flag Award with Distinction
10 November 2023
Pupils at our Senior School have once again been awarded a coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag with distinction.
The Eco-Schools Green Flag is an international accreditation that recognises efforts to raise environmental awareness amongst young people, whilst taking action to make their school more sustainable. Gresham’s has now retained its status as an accredited Eco-School, following our achievement last year.
Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “The Eco-Schools Green Flag award is an internationally recognised symbol of high environmental standards. The pupils and school staff that earn the award deserve immense credit for their hard work, determination, and creativity. Their passion for protecting our planet is an inspiration to us all. ”
The Eco-Schools programme was established in 1994 and is now delivered in more than 70 countries across the globe. The programme prompts young people to explore a variety of environmental issues, including climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. Pupils are then empowered to plan and deliver environmental actions in their school, local community, and beyond.
Since Gresham’s began working towards an Eco-Schools Green Flag during 2020, achievements have included more recycling bins, improving the biodiversity and making our chapel more eco-friendly too.
And this year, pupils at our school have built on these strong foundations ensuing we achieved more points than last year. One highlight was a brilliant chapel service delivered by our Eco Team. We are currently applying for 2024 so if anyone has any ideas or would like to support our Eco Team please contact Miss Mitchell [email protected]