Pippins School awarded prestigious Eco-School Green Flag

Pippins Primary School in Poyle has been awarded the prestigious Eco-School Green Flag, an internationally recognised award.

Eco-Schools is an international environmental education programme managed in England by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. 70% of all schools in England are now registered with the programme (that’s just shy of 17,000 schools) but Pippins joins just 305 in the South East that have received the accolade.

Pippins, which breaks up tomorrow for the summer holidays, obtained its Bronze flag in January 2006 and Silver in 2012. However, unlike the Bronze and Silver awards, the Green Flag is not self-assessed. Pippin’s confirmation came on the 10th July following its inspection.

Pupils are the driving force behind Eco-Schools – they form and lead an Eco-Committee and help to carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school.

Schools registered in the scheme follow a seven-step process to address a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living, biodiversity and global citizenship.

Jo Spratt, Science Coordinator at Pippins, has led the school’s participation. She told Colnbrook Views on Friday:

“We have been working hard improving our school’s grounds, decreasing our energy usage and improving the environment of the village and school”.

The award is valid for 2 years and a further inspection is required at that point to retain it.

Please join Colnbrook Views in congratulating Pippins on the hard work that has resulted in this fantastic award.

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