MOSPS wins the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award
We are delighted to announce that MOSPS has been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award. This is the highest award available to schools and reflects the dedication and hard work of our Eco-Leader Mrs Mannix and her terrific team of Eco-Warriors.
The assessor was thrilled with what she found during the assessment and wrote:
‘I would like to congratulate you all for the time and effort that has been invested in environmental education at your school. Your award is well deserved and reflects the hard work you have put into the programme so far.
The school’s commitment to improving its grounds to accommodate the needs of children of all ages is very clear. As a result, the school grounds are delightful and make a significant contribution to children’s learning experiences. Energy saving has been taken very seriously and measures undertaken have resulted in a marked reduction in the use of fossil fuels and this is reflected in the school’s energy budget. The children have an excellent understanding of the solar panels and heat pump that have largely brought this about, and Year 6 children were able to give both me and the Eco Warriors an excellent presentation. The Warriors’ understanding when tested by Year 6 after the presentation was very impressive! Congratulations to them and to the delightful Eco Warriors who provided a wonderful assessment visit.
Both the Headteacher, Matthew Hill and the Eco Leader, Debbie Mannix have a very clear idea of the direction the school must take and their clarity of vision is reflected in the children’s bubbling enthusiasm. Well done to the staff and children of Milford-on-Sea Primary School for a very well deserved Green Flag.’
In many ways, this is only a start and It’s important to recognise that being involved in Eco-Schools is a process of continuous improvement towards being sustainable. Once we’ve celebrated achieving the Green Flag, we will take stock and decide where we would like to take our school next. If you have any ideas for a more sustainable MOSPS or can offer help or expertise, please contact Mrs Adams directly.
There are 533 schools in Hampshire and only 17 have the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.
Breaking News - 18.07.2016
We have just been awarded the Green Flag by Eco-Schools for showing our commitment to all things green! We had to prove that all of the following were in place at MOSPS:
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.
The mission is to help make schools more sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.
MOSPS currently holds the Eco-Schools Silver Award and is aiming to gain the ultimate Green Flag by the end of 2016.
The Eco-Warriors have been teaching the school about what things can go in the white recycling bins and what can't.