Pupils hoist Green Flag at Stevenage school to celebrate renewal of their ‘green’ status

Pupils from the school's eco council with the new Green Flag in front of 40 display of crocuses plan

Pupils from the school's eco council with the new Green Flag in front of 40 display of crocuses planted in celebration of the school’s 40th birthday year. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Stevenage primary school are celebrating after its status as an environmentally friendly place was renewed for the fifth time.

In the school’s 40th anniversary year, Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School in Bridge Road has had its Green Flag status renewed which recognises its commitment to educating children about the environment.

Green Flag assessor Michelle Ozier, said she was extremely impressed with pupil’s passion for the environment and their knowledge about the ways in which they can make a difference.

The children proudly showed Michelle all of the ways in which they are green at Woolenwick, including reusing, recycling and growing food.

They also showed her how the school’s ethos to be environmentally friendly – known as their eco promise – is weaved into everything they do.

Inclusion co-ordinator, Christina Anderson, who leads on the green aspect of the curriculum, said: “We are incredibly proud of every single one of our children, all eco warriors, the future custodians of our world.”

The Green Flag has been hoisted on the school’s flagpole at the front of the school.

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