OBH Awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag Award with Merit

We are delighted to announce that the school has been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag award with Merit. This is an internationally recognised prestigious award for excellence in environmental action and learning. Eco-Schools empowers pupils, raises environmental awareness and improves the school environment.

This is a very significant achievement and is a testament to the work of our dedicated Green Team and the commitment and support of the whole school community over the last year.

For the award we focussed on 3 key areas we wanted to improve: waste, energy and water. Activities that the Green Team planned and delivered included appointing ‘Power Rangers’ to reduce power wastage, recycling pens, batteries and toner cartridges, auditing & fixing leaking taps, reducing the use of plastic water bottles, fixing light sensors and a save/reduce poster campaign, installing bins and delivering a whole school assembly on climate change and how to help save the planet and so much more.

From Eco Schools:

I hope you and your Eco-Committee take great pride in your achievements, when listed it’s almost astonishing how many there are – the improvements to your school environment with the hugely impressive range of reduction and recycling initiatives and, best of all, the tree planting and the beach clean (we loved those) all nicely stand out! Everyone involved should be incredibly proud of the changes they have made. Congratulations to everyone for the great work you have managed to do, earning your Green Flag with Merit in style. You should all be very proud of your work and the application you have submitted!