ECO-MINDED pupils at Campion School in Leamington have won a green flag.
They received recognition from Eco Schools for their work in making their school more environmentally-friendly and raising eco-awareness among fellow pupils.
Eco-Schools is an international education programme encouraging young people to explore sustainability and climate change and to take action.
Pupils carried out an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school was. They reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms.
Building on their findings, the pupils planned a year of activities that would up their green-credentials.
Activities included working with volunteers to maintain the nature area at Campion, plant fruit and vegetables on site and monitor recycling in the school.
Eco-coordinator Miss Knight said: “Pupils have made a huge impact this year – helping to promote eco club and improve how the school runs.
“The eco-committee have done a fantastic job at working together and coming up with ideas about the change they’d like to see happen. We have big plans to continue with this next year.”
Eco-Schools England 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.”