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Eastchurch Primary School youngsters fly the flag for a greener school with their eco school award from Keep Britain Tidy

By Emma Grove

Schoolchildren are celebrating after being recognised for their efforts to save the planet.

Youngsters at both sites of Eastchurch primary have been awarded a flag by the charity Keep Britain Tidy.

It is to showcase their eco-schools’ status, something the All Saints site in Warden Road, Eastchurch, first achieved in 1998.

Eastchurch Primary School pupils with its eco flag
Eastchurch Primary School pupils with its eco flag

They have to renew it every two years and earlier this month were presented with their flag for the sixth time.

They have to show that they are working to be green in energy; water; bio-diversity; school grounds; healthy living; transport; litter; waste; and global citizenship.

There are always projects going on at the school which focus on the environment. Examples include working to recycle used cooking oil and tackling the issue of dog mess.

Executive head teacher Pauline Shipley said: “We think that it’s really quite an achievement.

“It’s about educating the children and making sure they are more aware that this is their world.

“They absolutely love it.”

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