Cheam school is green envy of others after second environmental award
An environmentally-friendly primary school in Cheam is celebrating yet more green success after being recognised for its eco efforts for the second year running.
Cheam Fields in Stoughton Avenue received a distinction for Eco Team of the Year at the National School Support Staff Awards, held at the Park Plaza in London earlier this month.
It was the second year in a row the school had been given the honour.
School business manager Nicky Gillhespy said: “We are really proud of ourselves.
"It is a great boost for morale for staff and students.
“Caring for the environment is something we take very seriously at Cheam Fields and this recognition has created a really good feeling around the school.”
Environmental initiatives at the school include an eco day, where students wear green and normal lessons are swapped for environmental-themed classes.
The school has also installed a number of solar panels, has its own vegetable beds and has installed new bencjhes made from recycled plastic.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, chair of Sutton Council’s environment and neighbourhoods committee, said: “Sutton prides itself on being a Green borough and I would like to congratulate governors, staff, parents and, of course, the children, for the hard work they have put in towards our goal of more sustainable living.”
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