A new Peterborough Eco Framework flag for schools, which has been inspired by designs from local pupils, has been unveiled.
This flag will be flown at schools throughout the city to celebrate and mark students’ environmental achievements.
The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is leading the way nationally with its new and bespoke Eco Framework for Peterborough schools – embedding knowledge of sustainability issues into classes to inspire the next generation of forward-thinking students.
The framework allows schools to show their progress towards becoming Sustainable Schools and their contribution towards enabling Peterborough to become the UK’s Environment Capital.
As part of the new framework, schools can gain accreditation in each of the 10 Environment Capital themes. Certificates will be awarded for each theme, and when a school has achieved five themes they can proudly fly the flag.
During the summer term, pupils across the city were invited to contribute to the design of the flag.
“We wanted the pupils to play a significant part in the creation of this flag and so we ran a competition looking for their designs,” explains Environmental Education Coordinator Jill Foster.
“We were delighted that over 100 entries were submitted, then student Eco Teams shortlisted 15 entries, which a professional designer interpreted to create our finalised flag. It was fantastic to unveil to the students at our recent Peterborough Eco Education Awards a flag design that they had contributed so massively towards.”
For more information about the Peterborough Eco Framework contact Jill Foster at PECT on 01733 866440.