This week Moreton Hall heard that they had been successful in securing Green Flag status for the third consecutive time. A nationally recognised award for environmental awareness and green eco-initiative, the Green Flag is awarded by Eco-Schools England to schools that fulfil the necessary criteria and demonstrate the development of environmental initiatives across the curriculum.
The award, which is held for two years, was first awarded to Moreton Hall in 2010 and reflects the work carried out by the school’s Eco Team. Led this year by Lower 6 student Holly, Eco Team is made up of girls from all years across the school who have an interest in eco-projects.
This year the Eco School’s England assessor was impressed by the range of projects carried out by the girls, including the new compost area, energy saving initiatives and their Green Procurement Policy.
“Our success in this award reflects the support that Eco Team receives from our Principal, Jonathan Forster, as well as all of the girls and staff at Moreton Hall” said Hannah Peel, Head of Science.
Dr James Hindson, whose People and Planet Group implement many of the Eco Team ideas agreed: “We have a great team of girls and Holly has been an inspirational leader this year. Achieving Green Flag status again is an impressive achievement and I am delighted that all of the hard work and enthusiasm that Holly and her team have brought to our environmental projects this year have been recognised.”