Top Environmental Award goes to Livability's Victoria Education Centre

Livability’s Victoria Eduction Centre in Poole has garnered Eco-School’s highest accolade, the Green Flag, for its work in environmental sustainability.

Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children worldwide in an initiative to create greener and more environmentally school environments.

Lead by an Eco Committee, made up of pupils and teachers, each school creates a range of ideas for recycling, reducing and re-using. The Committee then decides which areas to focus on, monitoring the results and helping create an individual action plan.

Having already won the Bronze and Silver awards, Victoria decided to aim for the top – they applied for the highest award given to Eco Schools: the Green Flag: the ‘gold medal’ of environmental achievement.

Following a day of assessment last week, it was announced today that Victoria are now the proud and much-deserved winners of the Green Flag Award.

Simon Brown, head teacher at Livability Victoria, told us, ‘This is the highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. As an Eco-School, we are part of an international group of schools working towards education for sustainable development and better quality of life for local and global communities.’

The school will receive further details about the award, including their own ‘Green Flag’ symbol, in the next few weeks.

Congratulations to Victoria and to the Eco-Committee! With such a prestigious award under their belt, the school won’t rest on their laurels, but are keen to continue with their good work.

‘We will keep working to improve the environment and raising the profile of issues such as litter, recycling and sustainable living,’ Simon told us.