A ‘GREEN’ school is celebrating after being given a prestigious award for the second time.
Staff and children at Kirkby la Thorpe primary school have achieved their second Green Flag award after working hard to improve and maintain environmental work standards.
To achieve the coveted accolade, the school held educational events include ‘Eco Days’ researching endangered animals and creating ‘eco art’ using recycled materials, as well as enjoying a visit from Captain Splosh from Anglian Water and paying visits to local farms.
The school’s Eco Committee led a range of projects and activities such as developing a willow structure, managing vegetable patches and even adopting a WWF Amur leopard. The whole school monitors the electricity, bird feeders, litter picking, compost and water usage.
The assessor for Green Flag “whole-heartedly” recommended that the school retains its status.
Headteacher Katie Bartle said: “We are extremely proud to have received Green Flag status for a second time, continuing the work of Adam Cook who worked with our pupils to achieve our first Green Flag.”