Pupils are eco-warriors
Pupils at Ellingham C of E Primary School have proven their green credentials after being awarded a prestigious eco honour.
The school has received the Green Flag award from environmental education programme, Eco-Schools, which inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their community and learn about sustainable living.
It is now the 10th year that the school has held the top Green Flag award.
A letter to the school from Eco-Schools states: ‘I would like to congratulate you for the time and effort that has been invested in environmental education at your school.
‘Your award is well deserved and reflects the hard work you have put into the programme so far.
‘It was a privilege to visit the school and witness a whole school approach in everyone embracing the Eco-Schools programme and education for sustainable development.
‘It would be great if special praise could be given to Henry the community volunteer for his amazing support and to members of staff Karen Swinbank and Dianne Lakey, as well as the Planet Protectors (the pupils at the school). Their knowledge base is fantastic.’