Pupils earn prestigious Eco-Schools green flag

Mossley Primary teacher Mrs Buchanan is pictured with P7 pupils Katie Thompson,Charlotte Marks and Nathan Ferris with the flag to mark the school's Eco-Schools award. INNT 27-066-PSB

Mossley Primary teacher Mrs Buchanan is pictured with P7 pupils Katie Thompson,Charlotte Marks and Nathan Ferris with the flag to mark the school's Eco-Schools award. INNT 27-066-PSB

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Mossley Primary School has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools green flag by the environmental charity TIDY Northern Ireland.

The Eco-Schools initiative, sponsored locally by Airtricity, is the world’s largest environmental education programme and aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of schools.

Eco-Schools work through a simple seven-step approach resulting in the programme becoming central to the school’s ethos. Schools can choose from ten eco-topics ranging from litter and waste to energy, biodiversity and transport. Eco-Schools work towards achieving awards - bronze, silver and the prestigious green flag.

The internationally recognised green flag is this highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity.

On Tuesday, June 25 the children of Mossley Primary School celebrated their achievement by having an ‘eco-friendly balloon launch’. More than 600 biodegradable, green balloons were launched by staff and pupils.

Pupils at the school have proven their ‘green’ credentials by recycling paper, composting waste and planting flowers and trees.