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Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

International Accreditation Awarded to Willington Pupils

The Eco-Schools programme was established in 1994 and is now delivered in more than 70 countries across the globe. More than 1 million pupils attended an Eco-School in England in 2022-23.

Willington pupils were delighted to earn an international accreditation, recognising their amazing work in making the school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils.

Pupils first formed an Eco-Committee, led by Mrs Fiona Wright, Head of English, and conducted an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly Willington is. They reviewed everything from biodiversity within their school grounds to how pupils and staff members travel to school. Building on their findings, the Eco-Committee planned a year of action designed to advance their school’s green credentials, improve their local environment, and protect our planet.

Eco-Schools England Manager, Adam Flint, said: “The Eco-Schools Green Flag award is an internationally recognised symbol of high environmental standards. The pupils and school staff that earn the award deserve immense credit for their hard work, determination, and creativity. Their passion for protecting our planet is an inspiration to us all.” To learn more about Eco-Schools head to