First school to fly it’s green flag, thanks to funding from our partners at the Vegetarian Society
Congratulations to Laughton Community Primary School, who achieved their first Green Flag award last week. And are proud to be the first school to receive their Green Flag assessment for free, thanks to funding from our partners at the Vegetarian Society.
This East Sussex primary school worked through the seven steps, just like all our Eco-Schools, choosing to focus on healthy living as one of their topics. But because they were already doing work to promote more vegetarian food being eaten, and understand about the environmental impacts of our food choices (as many of our Eco-Schools are) , this Silver-awarded Eco-School were eligible for this fantastic funding opportunity from the Vegetarian Society.
Laughton Community Primary School choose to incorporate their vegetarian projects into the Healthy Living topic of their Green Flag application (though it can also be linked to our other topics too), telling us about
• Meat-free Mondays each week for school lunches (with veggie options also available every day)
• Fruit and veg snacks available for all pupils at break time.
• Including awareness of where meat comes from (and how it is processed) into the school curriculum
• Promoting responsibility about food choices to both pupils and their parents
Lee Wray-Davies, Eco-Schools manager, said, “Congratulations to the Eco-Committee, staff and all pupils at Laughton Community Primary School on achieving your Green Flag. And thank you to our partners at the Vegetarian Society for supporting even more schools on their Eco-Schools journey.”
We’ll leave the final words to some of the school’s Eco-Committee, on hearing they’d achieved their Green Flag. “Amazing” Callie, “We are really pleased with our effort” Aurora, “It feels really special” Seth, “Absolutely incredible” Yara.
We couldn’t agree more – Congratulations.