Loreto Grammar School has won a prestigious international award in recognition of its ongoing commitment to raising awareness of environmental issues.
Operated in the UK by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign, the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award is an international accreditation scheme that has been highlighting young people’s environmental action for over 25 years.
Loreto had to undertake a seven-step process in a single academic year in order to apply for the accreditation and has now been officially recognised with the Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction award.
The Eco-Schools board highlighted the school's creation of a large Eco-Committee which it said had provided the "excellent foundations for the many successes achieved".
It also pinpointed the school's field trip to the Waste Recycling Plant in Sharston - to learn about waste management - the environmental work delivered through its curriculum and the creation of an Eco-Code pledge.
The board said: "Achieving our accreditation demonstrates that you have gone above and beyond to improve your local community and protect our planet, if everyone shared the same passion, determination and dedication we're sure the climate crisis would soon be thing of the past.
"Overall, this is a terrific application. Everyone at Loreto Grammar School should be proud of the Green Team and the amazing and inspiring work that they’ve delivered this year. You’re more than worthy of your Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction."
Loreto thanked students and staff who had "worked very hard to promote eco awareness in our school and undertaken so many eco initiatives allowing us to fly the Eco flag".
One demonstration of the school's work is the Loreto Whale, pictured above, made from plastic bottle tops to symbolise the dangers of plastic pollution to marine life.