100 Green Flags for Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire has become the first county in Wales to fly 100 Green Flags under the Eco Schools programme.
Laugharne Primary School has been awarded its second Green Flag for its efforts to help save the planet - the county’s 100th.
The Green Flag is only awarded to schools which have demonstrated a real commitment to tackling climate change.
Pupils study topics including litter, biodiversity, water, energy, waste, transport, healthy living and global citizenship.
Laugharne head teacher Tom Rees said: “We are delighted to achieve our second Green Flag. Assessors reported that Laugharne was a first-class eco school. Our eco-work included promoting Low Carbon Day, a ‘walking bus’ to school, and we created an igloo out of recycled milk bottles and made planters in the shape of ‘Lacharn’.
“I would like to say well done to both staff and pupils for their continued support and enthusiasm for the scheme.”
Eco Schools is a partnership between Carmarthenshire County Council, Keep Wales Tidy and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. A total of 129 schools in Carmarthenshire have signed up to the programme.
Executive board member for education and children’s services Councillor Gwynne Wooldridge said: “We are leading the way here in Carmarthenshire when it comes to Eco Schools.
“Two years ago Assembly Minister Jane Davidson helped us to celebrate achieving 50 Green Flags and at the time set us a challenge to reach 100 – I’m delighted that we can now say we’ve done it!
“To achieve 100 Green Flags is a fantastic feat and I would like to congratulate everyone involved for all their hard work.”

Laugharne School have been awarded their second Green Flag under the Eco Schools programme – Carmarthenshire’s 100th.
Picture: Jeff Connell


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