Schools fly green flag following environmental efforts

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Schools fly green flag following environmental efforts

Three IES schools are part of the Green Flag sustainability programme. IES Enskede has been awarded the flag again after students showed what they achieved

Students on IES Enskede’s green flag committee arranged and documented ten different activities and submitted them to Grön Flagg, run by Håll Sverige Rent. In June they were able to share the good news that the flag will fly over their school for the second year in a row.

Objectives chosen by the students included reducing paper usage, increasing recycling of  paper and plastic, feeding birds in the winter, and increasing awareness among students of a wide range of environmental issues.

Students are proud of the work that they have done to earn the flag.

Tino from 6A said: “I like being part of the Green Flag Committee because when I do the activities it feels like I am doing something important and meaningful for the climate.”

Disa in 6D agreed: “I like to be in the Green Flag group because it is fun to help the climate and the planet”

Meanwhile Eleanor from 5A added: “I think the best was making the bird feeders”

Year six teacher Clare King has worked with the committee of students to help them run the project.

She said: “I believe that the Green Flag project is a fun, educational and fulfilling project to do within a school. The students have fantastic ideas of how to make the school a more environmentally friendly place, and they really appreciate being listened to and they love seeing these suggestions being put into action by fellow students and teachers.”

IES Enskede is not the only school taking part in the green flag project.  IES Eskilstuna also hold a green flag, their fourth since 2014, while IES Södertälje have started the process to work towards their first green flag.

Links

The green flag journey of IES Enskede this year: https://gf.hsr.se/resor/515

More information about Grön Flagg: https://hsr.se/gronflagg