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We are delighted to receive our Green Flag Assessment, our certificate and of course our Green Flag. Michael Bevington joined us in celebrating our success when he came to the school to present the Abigail Bevington Awards.
The Assessors comments are written below
Dear Mrs Hawksworth
Following your recent green flag assessment I am pleased to confirm that you have been awarded your Green Flag.
I would like to congratulate you for all 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.
The assessor wanted us to pass on some suggestions which may help strengthen your Eco-Schools work in the future:
There were no suggestions from the Assessor.
"The school and in particular the Eco-Team have a very positive and proactive approach to eco issues and projects that they are involved in. I was particularly impressed with the level of communication that the Eco-Team have with the use of various media to cascade information (newsletters, assemblies, website). They are also very responsive to feedback and seek the ideas and opinions of fellow pupils. They also regularly report to parents and School Governors. They have produced an Eco page on the school website that is very easy to understand but at the same time very informative. During my visit I was made very aware of the enthusiasm and knowledge that the pupils and Eco-Team share for finding out and tackling environmental issues. The Eco-Team is a credit to the school. The school is very well kept and it is evident that there is a great deal of pride in the school, the way it looks and their attitude to the environment and community around them".
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On Tuesday 1 July 2014 an Inspector(Mr Sutherland) from Eco Schools came to the school to meet with the Eco Team and assess our application to renew our prestigious Green Flag Award.
Our Eco Team welcomed Mr Sutherland and gave him the Grand Tour of the school. At every point of interest a member of the team was able to talk to Mr Sutherland about all our Eco work. He was informed about the garden plots, the leaf mould, the compost, the solar panels, paper recycling, battery recycling, litter picking, and much much more. We finished our tour at the pond edgewhere lots of frogs jumped and swam about!
After further discussions with Mrs Allen, Mrs Sawbridge and Mr Horne we left Mr Sutherland to look at our evidence and of course this web page.
Normal procedure is that Mr Sutherland submits his report to Eco Schools who write to the school about the judgement in a few days time.
However, he was so impressed with the children, their in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm shone through. It was very clear that we have a whole school approach and that ethos is firmly embeded. On hearing his report, Eco Schools took the unusual step of phoning the school straight away to officially say we had passed with flying colours!!
So Well done everyone in the entire school. We can continue to call ourselves an Eco Green Flag School with pride
I would like to take this opportunity to say that the children were an absolute credit to the school. They answered all Mr Sutherland's questions before he asked them. Absolutely brilliant!