Gorse Hall Primary flies the Green Flag

THE Eco-Schools Green Flag continues to fly over Gorse Hall Primary, Stalybridge.

And Jonathan Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde, was at the school to help raise it after a special eco assembly.

Remarkably, Gorse Hall has been an eco-school for 22 years and Pauline Ashton, a retired teacher, who helped set it up, returned to the school for the latest success.

Pauline added it was Maurice Smith, then an environmental science adviser, who pushed for Tameside schools to attain green flags with Gorse Hall one of the first schools in the country to achieve that status.

Current eco initiatives at the school have included highlighting the dangers of leaving car engines running outside school, raising funds for Ilamula House in Africa, contributing to the Tameside east foodbank, Walk for Water, a plastic free playground, clean air day, African keyhole garden and harvest, wild flower and bulb planting.

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