THERE’S a few green fingers and thumbs at Undershaw, as a team of pupils named the Eco Warriors won the Green Flag Award after leading an inspiring campaign for the environment.

It took a year of hard work, and seven difficult steps including setting up an eco-committee, collaborating with teachers to help forge eco-themed curriculum links, and working with the wider community, for the Eco Warriors to get the award.

Each week they litter-picked, gardened, and educated themselves on our planet and ways everyone can actively help protect it.

Leigh Fisher, deputy head of SEND, said: "I am so proud of the students for leading this programme so diligently, energetically and with a wide-angle lens on the impact the programme would have not only on our every day school life but the effect on the planet as a whole.  Their essential skills really shone through. 

"We’re always trying to find significance for our students at Undershaw and to seek out opportunities where they can see the positive impact we can all have on the world.  It builds confidence, self-esteem, and unparalleled self-worth.  This programme helped in so many ways."

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. Their passion for protecting our planet is an inspiration to us all.”