Flying the Green Flag

Today the St.Vincent’s Green Team was delighted to raise our Green Eco Schools Flag on our new flag pole.

Eco-Schools empowers pupils to make positive change. Eco-Schools is operated globally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), and was launched in 1994 in response to the 1992 UN Rio Earth Summit.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is the Eco-Schools National Operator for England, where more than 18,000 schools are registered and 1,200 schools currently hold the internationally recognised Eco-Schools Green Flag. The programme provides a framework for learning and action around ten topics – marine, biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water. It follows a seven-step process to lead schools on their journey to achieving a Green Flag Award.

We were thrilled last year to successfully renew our award in recognition of the hard work of Green Team, especially when addressing air pollution issues. Well done everyone!