Ogbourne Primary is awarded its Green Flag as an Eco-school

Written by Tony Millett on .

Ogbourne CofE Primary School is celebrating the award of its Green Flag - the highest award given by the Eco-School organisation.

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools towards sustainability, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life:  "Our mission is to help make every school in the country 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."

This is a pupil-driven programme - with pupils forming and leading an Eco-Committee.  Topics range from litter - through waste and recycling - to healthy living and general environmental issues.  

Schools can work towards Bronze, Silver and the Green Flag awards - symbolising developing excellence in environmental activity.

OPEN MORNING:  the school is holding an Open Morning on Friday, 30 September 2016 between 9.30am and 12.00noon.  All prospective parents are welcome. Anyone who cannot be at the Open Morning can arrange an appointment for an individual tour of the school.  Contact details are on the school website.

The school is officially the Ogbourne St George and St Andrew Church of England Primary School - which explains their very fetching logo involving both St george's dragon and St Andrew's saltire.

The school is at the top of the Department for Education's comparison league tables.