Eco-stars from Stourport bag prestigious award – read in The Shuttle

AS world leaders tussle over how to save the planet, young global stars at a Stourport school have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag in recognition of their ecological achievements.

St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School, in Areley Kings, has earned the Eco-Schools highest accreditation for environmental improvements, energy conservation and awareness.

Their eco committee – dubbed global stars – have undertaken a number of projects, including the regeneration of their key stage one courtyard, nature conservation, recycling and energy efficiency, along with developing a greater understanding of global citizenship.

Headteacher Ian James said: “This award clearly demonstrates the hard work of our global stars who have engaged in a variety of environmental issues and are leading our school community towards a better understanding of the importance of sustainability and respect for our environment.”

He added thanks to local company Morgan Advanced Materials for their “generous support” of the £1,000 courtyard facelift.

Year 4 global star Megan Soames said: “We decided we’d like to encourage more birds into our forest school so we’ve put up bird boxes and also to get some fish, which we look after, and to show other children how to look after animals and our planet.”