North Marston School receives Eco Schools Green Flag

Marion Clayton,Chairman of Bucks County Council presents an Eco Green School Flag to the Eco Council of North Marston School in their quiet garden area.'121005M-C006
Marion Clayton,Chairman of Bucks County Council presents an Eco Green School Flag to the Eco Council of North Marston School in their quiet garden area.'121005M-C006

Pupils at North Marston Combined School have been recognised for their ecological efforts and were presented with the Eco Schools Green Flag earlier this month.

The Green Flag award is the highest Eco-Schools award and recognises outstanding environmental performance.

A pupil eco team, led by Oliver Mordue and Abbie Lucas, have been working with fellow pupils, staff and Bucks County Council’s sustainability team on activities to help improve the school’s environmental quality.

They have cut down on waste in lunch boxes, composted fruit and vegetable waste, turned off lights and adjusted heating controls to reduce energy consumption. The children cut their electricity consumption by 21 per cent during their Switch On To Switching Off campaign in March.

Headteacher Catherine Gouldstone said: “Everyone in the school is switched on to improving our environment and the children have some very exciting ideas for the future.”