The Ecoschools assessment committee awarded O Castro British International School its first Green Flag, after three years within the programme.
The Ecoschools assessment committee awarded O Castro British International School its first Green Flag, after three years within the programme, a prize for all the environmental awareness work carried out both inside and outside the classroom by the educational community of the British school located in Mos, and a great incentive to continue working for the care of the environment and the sustainability of our surroundings.
O Castro British International School receives this recognition at the same time as seven other Globeducate member schools in Spain, after the inspection carried out last May by members of Ecoschools, who visited the school in person to measure the success of the programme, ensuring that the objectives established in the individual action plan of each centre had been achieved.
The educational community at O Castro British International School worked around three key areas: reducing energy consumption and waste production and encouraging healthy lifestyles. "Three years ago we began this journey towards obtaining the Green Flag which certifies us as an ecological school, and I could not be prouder of the work done by the Eco Committee, the teachers and all the staff and, of course, the students. Together we have managed to implement good habits within our school community to reduce waste production and energy consumption, both in the day-to-day running of the school and through special awareness-raising events such as WWF's Wear It Wild Day, Eco Week and Earth Day; small changes that can have big impacts, both in the lives of our students and in our environment", explains Alice Ferns, Ecoschools Coordinator at O Castro.
What is Ecoschools
The Ecoschools programme is a seven-step journey that involves the formation of a proactive Eco Committee that reviews green practices and sustainability in the school, develops an action plan for improvements and shares a green code with the school community. The team, led and managed by the students, works closely with the school's Ecoschools coordinator and the school's management team.
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