Northampton High awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag

Pupils at Northampton High School have earned Eco-Schools accreditation this academic year, recognising their work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness.

Northampton High awarded Eco-Schools Green Flag
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Pupils at Northampton High School have earned Eco-Schools accreditation this academic year, recognising their work in making their school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness.

Eco-Schools is an international education programme that prompts young people to explore sustainability and climate change and take action.

Pupils reviewed everything from the school’s recycling practices, to energy usage, to how environmental themes are covered in classrooms.

Building on their findings, they planned a year of activities that would improve their green-credentials.

The group connected their work to three Eco-Schools topics: Energy, Global Citizenship and Marine.

Activities included holding a bake sale, introducing more vegetarian and vegan options to the lunch menu and raising money for the Shanti Bhavan charity which helps educate children in India.

Eco coordinator Mr Earp said: "I'd like to wholeheartedly thank the amazing NHS eco team for all their efforts over many years.

It's particularly inspiring to see such a range of ages from our youngest KS2 students right up to the sixth form all working together so effectively."

Cecily, a student at Northampton High School said: "As a vegetarian, the variety of the options has benefitted me immensely.

"I am enjoying all of my meals instead of having the same thing everyday.

"I also feel more people are becoming vegetarian due to the amazing options which is so much better for the environment!"

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