Eco-school keeps its Green Flag status
Pupils and teachers proud of keeping status for fourth time
MALTMAN’S Green School had been reawarded its Eco-schools Green Flag status for the fourth consecutive time, making it one of the longest standing top sustainability schools in the area.
The assessor was bowled over by the enthusiasm and knowledge of the eco-councillors who run the programme in the school.
The council is made up of elected pupils from Years 2 to 6 and they keep the school on its toes in both what it teaches the girls about sustainability and the progress the school makes itself as an organisation.
For the two years that make up the period the flag is awarded, the council has been very busy.
The eco-council has had to work with the building contractors to make sure that they were making the head’s new house as energy efficient as possible.
The assessor was also impressed with the level of involvement of the girls.
As examples, Year 3 have litter picked for the Queen’s jubilee, while the five different gardening clubs have kept the kitch- en well supplied with fruit and vegetables and the office with flowers.
All girls have part of their curriculum outside and the nursery now takes part in an in-house Forest School programme with the school’s own qualified Forest School teacher.
Head teacher Joanna Pardon said: “I am thrilled that the girls have gained such a prestigious award. Sustainability is at the heart of the School.”
Cleaning up: Children at Maltman’s Green School work to keep their Green Flag status