A Coventry school has been recognised for its achievements in bringing the great outdoors into the classroom.
Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, has been presented with a Green Tree School gold award from the Woodland Trust.
The initiative gives schools the opportunity to win awards for bringing the outdoors, wildlife and green issues into the classroom as well as participating in green activities.
Pupils and staff at Good Shepherd have planted new trees in the school grounds, implemented methods to reduced carbon emissions and taken part in a variety of other Woodland Trust activities.
Michala Blackwell, eco council leader at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the initiative. We have successfully completed a variety of outdoor activities which have kept us very busy and have all supported the children’s learning and development.
“The children have gained a vast amount of knowledge about wildlife, nature and caring for their surroundings.”
Principal Andy McConville added: “Taking an active role in being responsible for our environment is something we value at Good Shepherd. We strive to educate our pupils to be responsible citizens for their community. Teaching them that the decisions and actions they make today will impact tomorrow is a lesson for life. We aim to instil values in our pupils that they value nature and understand how important it is that we act to protect it.”
Picture: Michala Blackwell (right), eco council leader at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, and some of the pupils with the award.