Eco-school keeps its Green Flag sta­tus

Pupils and teach­ers proud of keeping sta­tus for fourth time

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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