On 12th July the school was awarded its third Eco Schools Green Flag Award by Keep Wales Tidy.
To achieve this the school’s Eco Committee produced an Eco Plan, the most important targets of which were to reduce litter on the site and to increase recycling. A number of strategies were adopted to reduce litter, such as food packaging not being taken out of the canteen, promotion work through litter bunting and assemblies and litter picking rotas.
Recycling has been improved by extending paper and card recycling and introducing plastic and tin recycling. Most classrooms now have paper and card recycling bins and five plastic and tin recycling points have been established. Since February 2017 the school has cancelled 10 scheduled waste skip collections due to the increase in recycling. This equates to a reduction of approximately 4.5 tons of landfill and a saving of £1,016 this year.
The school’s Eco Club has worked hard since the Autumn to restore the school garden and the club are growing fruit, vegetables and herbs. They have worked closely with the Canteen Manager to recycle food waste into compost for the garden. Bryony Bromley of Keep Wales Tidy said “The Green Flag award is a fantastic achievement.
The school, staff and pupils should feel proud of their hard work and commitment”.