Prime Minister Gives Eco-School The Seal Of Approval

theresa-may-eco-schoolThe Prime Minister, Theresa May, raised a Green Flag at a Maidenhead school and learned about the world’s largest schools programme.

She found out first-hand about children’s passion for protecting the environment as she visited St Mary’s RC Primary School.

Mrs May visited the school, in her constituency, to help the children celebrate a decade of environmental action that has seen them reduce their gas bill by 40%, reduce their waste by a third and build a greenhouse from 2,000 plastic bottles.

“We are thrilled to have the Prime Minister’s endorsement and we urge her to take further steps to ensure that environmental education becomes a central part of young people’s education.”

The Prime Minister praised the school’s efforts and spoke to the children about her trip to the UN in New York earlier this week to discuss climate change and said that, although it was a “big problem”, we could all make a difference every day in small ways and the more people who did that, the more chance we had of tackling the global issue.

Keep Britain Tidy’s Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “Eco-Schools is a fun way for children to learn about the environment.

“We are thrilled to have the Prime Minister’s endorsement and we urge her to take further steps to ensure that environmental education becomes a central part of young people’s education.”

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

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