School’s eco team raise environmental green flag

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CHILDREN and staff of Hawthorne Primary School, Bestwood Village, have celebrated winning a coveted Green Flag.

But they have yet to receive the flag — the national standards benchmark for parks and green spaces — and must obtain planning permission from Gedling Borough Council to be able to put it up.

A ten-minute ceremony was held to express a big thankyou to two teachers, Yvette Ceney and Nicola O’Regan, who spearheaded Hawthorne’s bid for the flag.

A special cake was made by Sally Adamson, a member of the school’s midday staff who also has her own bakery business, Truly Scrumptious By Sally.

Over the last two years, pupils have helped to create a small wildlife area and allotments in the grounds of the Park Road school.

They grow their own produce, including courgettes, pumpkins, tomatoes, peas, potatoes and onions — some of which end up in the school kitchen.

Some of the children had never tasted a marrow until they sampled one from the allotment.

n OUR PHOTO shows the eco team at the school ready to tuck into a celebration cake with their trowels. They are (from left) Lily Watts, Caitlin Hague, Maisie McCloughin, Faye Thompson, Holly King and Charlotte Watson — DISPIC NHUD12-1906-1