THE future is not just bright for Goostrey Community Primary School – it’s green.

Environmentally friendly children from the school have secured their first coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag award. Eco-Schools asks children to set up a committee, which has representatives of all members of the school community.

They look at problems from how much rubbish they throw out to how much electricity they waste and create an action plan. There are 10 children and two adults on the eco committee at Goostrey. Headteacher Lyndsey Atkins said: “Obtaining our Eco-schools first Green Flag award is something that the whole school and its surrounding community can be proud of.

“Each pupil will be able to take away some degree of satisfaction in the knowledge that their actions have significantly altered their local environment.

“It has been a fantastic initiative, however it is by no means over, as the greater challenge is to maintain what we have achieved so far.”