Leckhampton Primary School – An Eco School!9th June 2011
On Monday 16th May we were visited by Sophie Bryan from the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaign. She was assessing the school for the Green Flag award. This is an international award aimed at promoting sustainable schools for the future. During her afternoon she met with me, Miss Porter and Anne Gale, our Chair of Governors to discuss the school’s commitment to the project. The ECO committee also led a Power Point slideshow which celebrated all the good work that had been going on in school. She was impressed with how confident the children seemed and how knowledgeable they were about the direction the school was heading in.
She was then taken on a guided tour of the school and its grounds by 6 children from Y1, Y3 and Y5 who showed her all the projects that were underway including the rainwater harvesting system, the kitchen gardens and conservation area. I think she was amazed by the enthusiasm and knowledge displayed by our pupils who kept her for far longer than she had planned! The school grounds looked wonderful thanks to the hard-work of a team of parents, children and staff who spent two Saturdays weeding, digging and pruning.
On Wednesday 18th May we received confirmation that we had been awarded the Green Flag. We are now able to proudly display a certificate in the front entrance together with a large green ECO flag that will hopefully be flown in the school grounds.
I would also like to offer a special thank you to Mrs Blake and Mr Kelsey for their support in achieving this accolade.
Mr J P Seeley