Award-winning academy wins prestigious green eco-flag

By Jill Dando News

Students at Worle Community School Academy (WCSA) are celebrating after their school won the prestigious green eco-flag for their breathtaking environmental work.

To win the flag the academy had to complete a seven-step process in the Eco-Schools Green Flag programme.

The flag is now flying high at the school in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

WCSA is blazing a trail for its futuristic eco-work and award-winning student-led eco work including electric car chargers, bikes, travel to school changes and communications. It recently installed 1,132 solar panels.

Headboy Jack Clark has driven the changes with his student-led Climate Justice Revolution (CJR) group and founding the Green Gazette magazine.

The CJR recently finished semi-finalists in the international Global Social Leaders competition involving over 600 teams from 105 countries.

He said: “I am incredibly proud of the CJR students for achieving this award, adding to WCSA’s long list of environmental achievements. “This award shows we are truly on the way to becoming the greenest school in the South West.” 

Eco-Schools was founded in 1994, operates in 67 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally.

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “This is yet another superb achievement by our trailblazing students. We are delighted to receive the Eco-Schools Green Flag.”

The Eco-Schools Green Flag national award recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of young people.