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College pioneers lead the way flying green flag; HUDDERSFIELD DISTRICT.

STUDENTS and staff are flying the flag for their green credentials.

Shelley College has become the first high school in Huddersfield to achieve the International Green Flag Award.

Following its achievement of the Bronze and Silver Eco Schools awards, the school submitted an 'extensively evidenced' application for Green Flag status.

An Inspector from EnCAMS/Green Flag spent an afternoon with staff and students assessing the impact of its environmental work, at school and in the community.

Mr Tony Ady, the Eco schools inspector was shown a wide range of initiatives that Shelley College had undertaken, including an EcoPark, wildlife garden, pathways constructed around the perimeter of the school, paper and ink cartridge recycling facilities, and the Life Channel which supports healthy lifestyles.

Mr Ady was also impressed with its Healthy Schools and Healthy Eating Awards and continued efforts to promote environmental awareness through whole school events such as a recent Green Day led by student George Lane, and regularly publicising the work of the school's very active E Team, led by science teachers Heather Ramsay and Helen Mitchell.

Brian Warner, the college's assistant headteacher said: "Shelley College is very proud to have achieved International Green Flag status and will continue to promote whole school action for the environment, both in school and the wider community."


ON DISPLAY: Proudly showing off their Green Flag Award flag are members of the 'E' Team and staff members at Shelley College, Heather Ramsay (left), Helen Mitchell (centre right) and Brian Warner (back right). The flag was displayed in one of the environmental areas in the grounds of the school Picture by Andy Catchpool (AC141008Eflag-02)
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 22, 2008
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