Schools seek to fly cov­eted Green Flag

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

EN­VI­RON­MEN­TALLY con­scious pupils and teach­ers from some of Peter­bor­ough’s 43 eco-schools will to­mor­row take part in the Na­tional Eco-Schools Show at the East of Eng­land Show­ground.

The Eco-Schools pro­gramme is an in­ter­na­tional award scheme for schools which is ad­min­is­tered in the UK by Keep Bri­tain Tidy.

The eco-show will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of green ac­tiv­i­ties and work­shops for pupils and teach­ers, pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal ad­vice for schools look­ing to at­tain and keep the Eco-Schools Green Flag, which sym­bol­ises ex­cel­lence in en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tiv­ity.

Peter­bor­ough cur­rently has three Green Flag schools – St Au­gus­tine’s Ju­nior School, Wer­ring­ton Pri­mary School and South­fields In­fant School.

Councillor John Holdich, Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil cabi­net mem­ber for ed­u­ca­tion, skills and uni­ver­sity, said: “Seventy-seven per cent of our schools are en­rolled on ei­ther the Eco-Schools pro­gramme or an­other scheme – it would be even bet­ter to have all our schools signed up to the scheme. The young peo­ple in­volved are our adults of the fu­ture and it is im­por­tant they learn about pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.”

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