A SUCCESSFUL school’s dedication to the environment was recognised by a national green award.
Harthill Primary, due to close in August this year, received a fourth ‘eco flag’ from Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien last Friday.
A committee came out to assess Harthill, which has been an eco school for the last 10 years, and looked at what the children had been doing towards ecological and sustainability issues.
The fourth flag now means it has become a permanent green school and Harthill is one of only 77 schools in the country – and one of four in Cheshire – to gain the honour.
The achievement is the latest in a long-running programme of green projects including an organic garden, energy conservation and links with a school in China.
Mr O’Brien said: “My congratulations to all the children, members of staff and parents on this outstanding achievement. They are a credit to themselves and the community they serve. This is another wonderful legacy Harthill bequeaths its children, and as they move to new schools, they will be ambassadors for this truly superb work.”