“Sacred Heart has excelled and is a fine example of best practice.”

The whole school community at Sacred Heart in Byermoor were celebrating this week having been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award with distinction.

The Eco Council team, led by Mrs McGlone, have shown immense dedication and commitment to improving our school grounds and the whole school community. This has been a huge project which has involved all our school families going the extra mile in donating much needed equipment and supporting the children.

The assessors commented on the fantastic curriculum links that are ‘skilfully woven’ into curriculum topics throughout multiple year groups. They also commented on the school’s ability to really show their passion for caring for our common home, “Your ability to grow and care for plants this year while teaching the children and fostering a love for nature is a great success story.

Miss Cunningham, Deputy Headteacher, commented, “Mrs McGlone, our Eco Coordinator, has truly been an inspiration to all our pupils and has really inspired and encouraged our children to make a difference in our community. I am immensely proud of everyone involved and delighted that their hard work has been recognised.