Schools seek to fly coveted Green Flag
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.”