Eco-Committee scoops prizes at national Celebrating Young People Awards

Eco-Committee scoops prizes at national Celebrating Young People Awards

Congratulations to the year 10 Eco-Committee of St Gregory’s Catholic Science College, who have won at the national Celebrating Young People Awards, for the outstanding contribution they have made to caring for the environment.

Like so many of our wonderful Eco-Committees, their work has made a lasting impact not just across the school, but also within their local community. Their efforts, enthusiasm and dedication have led to the school achieving their third Green Flag Award, as well as achieving this prestigious award from national youth charity Million Minutes.

The pupils took the lead, involved the whole school and together made a real difference. For example, their whole school campaigns reduced water use by 20% and increased walking to school by 10%. They’ve introduced surveys and monitoring, brought eco-ideas into different areas of the curriculum (like making bird feeders from plastic bottles in art lessons) and supported younger pupils to get involved too, through the eco-gardening club.

St Gregory’s Headteacher, said, “This is a fantastic achievement and wonderful recognition of the hard work, commitment and passion these pupils have shown.  These inspirational pupils represent the very best of their generation.  St Gregory’s is extremely proud of its amazing pupils.”

Young people all too often get a bad name,” said Danny Curtin, CEO of Million Minutes. “But often their selfless and sometimes unseen actions can inspire all of us.” The Eco-Committee of St Gregory’s are certainly an inspiration to all of us at Eco-Schools – Congratulations!