KGPS awarded “Green Flag”

Gail Tolley, Brent Strategic Director – Children and Young People, visited us on Friday 26th June. She had the special job of unveiling our Eco-School Green Flag and hoisting it, so it flew proudly above our school.

You will remember that for the past year and a half, the Eco-Champions along with the school community, worked together on Eco-Actions to make our school more sustainable. These included reusing plastic bags and bottles, recycling paper and picking up litter from around the school environment. We were awarded “Eco-School” status and a Green Flag for our work on these actions but also for our awareness of the sustainable development goals and our learning about climate change and the environment across subjects and year groups. This is an achievement we can all be proud of.

The next stage of our journey is to work with our partner school, Myer’s College in Pakistan, to continue to combat climate change and move from raising awareness locally to raising awareness globally and in partnership with others.

During the early stages of lock down, on Earth Day (22nd April), an Eco-Challenge was set to show appreciation for the NHS and for the environment by using natural materials to create an outdoor artwork celebrating the efforts of NHS staff.

The artwork sent in was submitted to the Better Energy School Awards 2020: For Excellence in Environmental Education. Although we didn’t win a prize, we were sent some encouraging feedback and a certificate for our efforts.

Here is the feedback from the assessors:

Thank you very much for taking part in the Better Energy School Awards 2020 with your project ‘Appreciating the NHS and Earth day’.   Even with schools in lockdown since March, we received entries from over 28,750 children and the standards this were extremely high.  This meant that sadly a lot of excellent work was not able to be recognised with an Award.

We thought the idea of using environmental art to celebrate the NHS was really good.  We enjoyed looking at all the great art works the children produced.  Unfortunately, this category was hotly contested and this time, we did not feel there was quite enough content to give this project an Award, but it did come very close!

We are very sorry that we were not able to give you a prize this time but thank you once again for taking part and for helping your students to learn more about taking care of our world.  I very much hope that Kingsbury Green Primary School will take part in the Better Energy School Awards again next year!

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This is another achievement to celebrate. Let’s keep up the Eco-Work!