A school in South Lakeland, Cumbria has once again been given an eco-award thanks to its hard work, dedication and commitment to sustainability and environmental work.

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Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School proudly received its Green Flag Eco Award – making it a fifth time the school has picked up the award – for its determination in continually reviewing the school’s green credentials and taking applying them as a priority.

The school has an eco-committee which allows pupils to lead reviews that consider a range of topics from recycling to healthy eating options, energy use, biodiversity, water consumption, and growing its own food, as well as transport to school. Furthermore, Hawkshead Esthwaite have previously taken measure to confirm global links with other schools.

Joyce Hallam, Headteacher for the green-conscious school recently expressed her delight at seeing her school achieve the award once again.

Speaking with a local newspaper, Joyce said: “It’s all about being sustainable and involving the children within that.”

She added: “It’s just creating a huge sense of citizenship and care towards the environment so they grow up with a strong sense of understanding of how they are going to be responsible for our planet. That is ongoing all the time.”

Let’s hope that more schools take notice of these efforts and how they can utilise the already successful foundations that Hawkshead Esthwaite have established. We bet that the pupils would love our glamping UK trips and enjoy our foraging tips, too!

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