Ivy Lane Eco Warriors earned an international accreditation in 2021/22, recognising their amazing work in making our school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.
The Eco Committee members collaborated with Mrs Gunner to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly our school is. They reviewed everything from the school's recycling practises, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms.
Building on their findings, the Eco Committee planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
Eco-School's Manager, Adam Flint, said: "Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils should be proud of their great work. They're an inspiration and it makes us feel heartened and positive about the future of our planet".
Our Eco Committee has grown in numbers this year and they meet regularly with Mrs Gunner to decide upon the next steps to action, in addition to ensuring that our compost is collected and litter picking is carried out in the local community.
To learn more about Eco-Schools please visit https://www.eco-schools.org.uk.