Eco School Green Flag Award
We received a Green Flag award for all our Eco efforts looking after our school environment. Well done team Doubletrees!
Doubletrees School has Gone Green and received a Green Flag Award.
We are very pleased and proud to tell you that Doubletrees School has successfully met all the requirements for the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.
What is an Eco School?
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that rewards schools for their sustainable actions. It’s a simple, seven step framework designed to place young people in control of environmental actions and projects in their school, local community and beyond.
As a school we have been looking at:
The school council has adopted an eco-school agenda which is discussed every time the council meets. This monthly meeting provides pupils the opportunity to agree (or disagree) with eco policies and projects at Doubletrees School.
Adam Flint, National Manager, Eco-Schools England, said:
“Earning an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award takes passion, commitment and a desire to make a difference. Pupils who achieve the accreditation for their school 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.”
Projects which have helped us win the award include:
Growing, harvesting and eating our own food.
Recycling and litter picking.
Planting a wildlife hedge and fruit trees.
Having “no mow” areas around the school.
Helping wildlife thrive at our school by creating homes and habitats.
We also have a focus on “caring for the environment” within our PSHE curriculum.
There’s lots more to do and every year we will be making our school a bit more eco-friendly. Look out for the Green Flag flying proudly at school.