A GREEN flag is flying at a Chester school.
Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School in Handbridge has received the highest accolade for its green credentials – a Green Flag for its project to ‘Green Overleigh’s Grounds’.
Highlights of the project have been the creation of an allotment to supply the school canteen, the installation of a live bird box camera and the development of two outdoor classrooms.
The Eco-schools assessor was particularly impressed with the pupil ‘Green Team’ council which meets twice a month to agree on projects.
The school’s eco-coordinator Nicky Bolton said: “We are thrilled with this achievement and hope that it will just be the beginning of our eco-journey to become more sustainable.”
The Eco-project has been supported by funding from MBNA and Healthy Living Partnerships.
Eco-schools is an international award programme that guides schools on a sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Christina Sweeney, of ENCAMS (Environmental Campaigns) which administers the Eco-Schools programme in England, said: “You award is well deserved and reflects the hard work you have put into the programme so far.”