The award, the schools second, ­recognises green initiatives, which are driven by a pupil-led Eco Committee. Green Flags are awarded for two years, after which schools have to re-apply. The schools grounds team leader, Karen Bowtell, said: I am very proud of the continued commitment, support and hard work we have received from ­children, staff and parents at the school. Particular thanks must go to the Eco Committee and the Bike Crew as it is very hard to get a Green Flag and a lot of commitment and hard work is needed to keep it. The school is planning to start work on a new outside area, which will include an allotment and greenhouse.