Staff and pupils at Holywell Primary and Nursery School in Rubery are celebrating after receiving the prestigious Green Flag Award in recognition of their ongoing environmental activities. The school’s Eco Committee, made up of pupils from Years 1 to 6 have worked tirelessly to raise environmental awareness across the school. In an effort to gain this nationally recognised award this group led whole school initiatives on waste, school grounds and energy.
During the past school year, the schools grounds have been transformed with the planting of over 60 sunflowers, 70 trees and the creation of an allotment to promote outdoor learning. The school has also renewed its emphasis on waste focusing on the recycling of paper and other items such as clothes and batteries. In addition, the school took part in various initiatives such as Switch It Off Week and Waste Week.
Eco-themed activities topics have also permeated the school’s Curriculum with topics such as “Grow-lywell” and “Green Fingers” focusing on the great outdoors and planting.