A team of pupils from Year 7 - 10 have helped Glan-y-Môr to achieve the Platinum Flag. This coveted European standard can only be reached if the school has already won 3 Green Flags and can demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of its eco policies. The pupils achieved the award by reviewing and improving 8 areas such as minimising waste, water, transport, healthy lifestyles, Litter, Energy, School Grounds and Global Citizenship. They presented lots of evidence and gave a 40 minute presentation in which the whole group took part. We are particularly proud of the clean and safe condition of our school and improving Glan-y-Môr's energy efficiency rating from amber to GREEN. We are the first secondary school in Carmarthenshire to achieve this award, which reflects the commitment and passion of the team and the whole-school support for environmental education.
Year 8 pupils Kian, Georgia, Amy, Holly and Megan took part in a conference on litter in Cardiff and shared the following message:
G - Glan-y-Mor is a Green Flag school
L - Litter is messy, dangerous and costs money to clear away
A - Always put litter in the bin
N - Never drop litter
Y - You are responsible for litter
M - Make sure we keep our "A grade" for managing litter
O - Our pupils deserve a litter-free school
R - Remember that litter harms wildlife
Congratulations - Glan-y-Môr achieves 3rd Green Flag
Our Eco Committee proudly display our latest award for excellence in environmental education. This week, after a rigorous assessment visit by Bethan Evans-Phillips of Keep Wales Tidy, we heard the good news that we have achieved our third Green Flag. Bethan praised our pupils for their enthusiasm and commitment to eco schools, describing them as "brilliant". Glan-y-Môr scored highly on encouragement of wildlife, our garden projects, and the regular monitoring of energy, water, oil and waste. We also met the highest standard for control of litter. Work will start next week on our next goal, to achieve the coveted Platinum Award.