A GREEN-MINDED Denbighshire school has been far from flagging when it comes to international recognitition.

Ysgol Carrog has been celebrating after being awarded an internationally acclaimed eco-award.

The school has been handed its first Green Flag 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 per cent 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, healthy living and litter issues.

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As part of its Eco-Schools assessment, Ysgol Carrog worked on eco targets including enhancing the outdoor areas in the foundation phase and KS2 classes, plus raising awareness on topics including recycling and litter, biodiversity, transport and well-being.

Eco-coordinator Sw Jones said: “We are so proud to have achieved our first Green Flag award.

"The dedicated eco committee at Ysgol Carrog are very committed to their role and share all their hard work with the whole school.

"We will continue with our targets to move Ysgol Carrog forward as an Eco School.”

Keep Wales Tidy officer Catrin Hughes added: “Congratulations to Ysgol Carrog on their amazing achievement.

"They are a shining example of how young people in Wales are committed to achieving a sustainable future for their school but also for their wider community and local environment.”