PUPILS at Llandudno’s Ysgol San Sior have proven their green credentials after being awarded a top eco award.

Ysgol San Sior has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Flag Award for 2019, this is the fourth time the school has received this award thanks to the environmental education programme, Eco-Schools.

Eco Schools is an international programme run in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy and funded by the Welsh Government. Over 90% of schools in Wales are registered on the programme.

The Eco Schools programme inspires and empowers pupils to be leaders of change in their community, helping them learn about sustainable living and global citizenship while giving them the information and support they need to make changes that will benefit their school, local environment and wider community, such as reducing waste, energy consumption, transport, biodiversity, healthy living and litter issues.

As part of their Eco Schools Platinum assessment, Ysgol San Sior did created a Reflective Garden and added a Bee Information Centre to better inform the school community about the plight of bees.

The school has also received a letter of thanks from the Prince of Wales for honey he has received form the school.

Ian Keith Jones, Eco-Coordinator, said: “Being an Eco School is very much part and parcel of the school’s identity”

Catrin Davies, Education Officer for Keep Wales Tidy said: “The Platinum Flag is a very impressive achievement and highlights the enthusiasm and commitment Ysgol San Sior has towards sustainable development.

"The dedication of the Eco Committee over many years has been inspirational.”