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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.



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:


  • The school has an Eco-Committee that meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils take significant responsibility for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative


Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools nine topics and green procurement policy topics
  • The results have been recorded
  • Pupils were involved in carrying out the review
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school
  • The review must be completed at least once every two years, but ideally should be completed every school year, to enable the Eco-Committee to do follow-up reviews to see the progress your school has made.


Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, who is responsible and how eco work will be monitored and evaluated
  • The plan should contain development of any policies made that cover the nine topics, this should include a Green Procurement policy (A green procurement policy has been a requirement from January 2013)
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the Action Plan with the rest of the school


Linking to the curriculum

  • Sustainability has been covered in at least three curriculum areas by most year groups


Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent, designated notice board, detailing Eco-Schools activities
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the whole school and wider community (eg. via assemblies and newsletters)
  • The school has shared good practice with other schools who wish to join the Eco-Schools programme or who are already engaged in the programme
  • The school shares good practice and supports others within their Eco-Community (eg. local Eco-Centres and homes)


Monitoring and evaluation



  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code
  • The Eco-Code is displayed on the Eco-Schools notice board and in all classrooms
  • The Eco-Code is known and understood by the majority of pupils and staff


Project work

  • The school for the first application has completed in-depth work on at least three of the Eco-Schools nine topics, one of which must be energy


About Eco-Schools


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.


Our Eco-Warriors 2015-2016

Eco-Warriors get composting

New recycling bins!

Rachel Butler from Hampshire Recycling came in to work with the Eco- Warriors



The Eco-Warriors have been teaching the school about what things can go in the white recycling bins and what can't.


  • No paper towels or tissues in recycling bins
  • No sticky pieces of paper
  • No skinny pieces of paper
  • Yes to paper and card
  • Flatten cardboard boxes
  • Yes to plastic bottles (no lids)
  • Yes to cans and tins

Our Eco Mascot - Tobermory!

Eco-School Action plan 2015-2016