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Eco-Schools Green Flag has been awarded to Berkeley Primary

We are delighted to inform you that the children and staff at Berkeley Primary School have earned an international accreditation in July 2023, recognising their amazing work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.


The Eco-Schools programme was established in 1994 and is now delivered in more than 70 countries across the globe. More than 1 million pupils attended an Eco-School in England in 2022-23.


Children at Berkeley Primary School first formed an Eco-Committee, then collaborated with Mrs Burnett to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly our school is. They reviewed everything from biodiversity within their school grounds to how pupils and staff members travel to school. Building on their findings, Mrs Burnett and the children then planned a year of action designed to advance our school’s green credentials, improve our local environment and protect our planet.


The Eco-Committee connected their work to three Eco-School topics: energy, biodiversity and litter. They planned a variety of projects including the installation of solar panels on the infant school building roof, litter picking in the local community, hanging up bird feeders, bird houses and minibeast hotels around our school grounds and creating a wild flower area in our junior school garden.


Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “The Eco-Schools Green Flag award is an internationally recognised symbol of high environmental standards. The pupils and school staff that earn the award deserve immense credit for their hard work, determination and creativity. Their passion for protecting our planet is an inspiration to us all.”


Thank you to the eco-team and Mrs Burnett - we are delighted to receive this award and we fly our new flag with pride.

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