Flag­ging up ex­cel­lent en­vi­ron­men­tal work

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

AGIRLS school has won an award for its com­mit­ment to car­ing for the en­vi­ron­ment. Staff and stu­dents at Malt­man’s Green School, in Chal­font St Peter, re­ceived the Green Flag for the sixth year run­ning on Tues­day, July 1.

Gar­den­ing clubs de­signed a bog gar­den in the grounds to en­cour­age bio­di­ver­sity.

The school now uses al­most to­tally non- pol­lut­ing clean­ing prod­ucts which are en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, and has in­cor­po­rated sus­tain­abil­ity prin­ci­ples from nurs­ery to year six, such as cre­at­ing wil­low struc­tures in art lessons and year five run­ning a Wa­ter Aid char­ity project in ge­og­ra­phy.

Head of sus­tain­abil­ity An­to­nia Lee said: “The joy is that be­cause the girls now lead­ing (school group) Eco-coun­cil have grown up in a Green Flag school, all the knowl­edge, en­thu­si­asm, ideas and drive come from them and the adults play a sup­port­ing and en­abling role.

“I am very proud of the girls that have achieved this pres­ti­gious award.”

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HON­OUR: Girls at Malt­man’s Green School with their Green Flag

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