Pupils at Middlefield Primary Academy in St Neots have earned an international accreditation as an Eco-Schools Green Flag with Distinction. 

The award recognises their work in making the school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness.   

Pupils formed an eco-committee and then collaborated with a staff member to conduct an environmental review, assessing how eco-friendly their school actually was.

They reviewed everything from biodiversity within their school grounds to how pupils and staff members recycle different items.

Building on their findings, the eco-committee - pupils and staff - then planned a year of action designed to advance their school’s green credentials and improve their local environment.   

Headteacher, Carol Besant said: "Learning about the environment is at the heart of our school, led by our fantastic outdoor learning lead. The children love the outdoors and this accolade is the icing on the cake."

Eco-Schools England manager, Adam Flint, said: “The Eco-Schools Green Flag award is an internationally recognised symbol of high environmental standards. The pupils and school staff that earn the award deserve immense credit for their hard work, determination, and creativity.