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Broad Haven School wins second Acorn Award

Broad Haven School: Receiving their second Acorn Award

BROAD HAVEN SCHOOL has won a second Acorn Award the mixing sustainability and Global citizenship into their curriculum.

The school was presented with the award by Mrs Sue Burton of Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation.

The Acorn Award is presented to schools who demonstrate a continued commitment to sustainability and global education after first gaining a Gold Sustainable Schools Award.

The school places a high value on ecological issues and pupils regularly carry out beach cleans to keep their local environment free of litter and their work at the beach was praised by Sue during the award ceremony.

Keeping the beach clean is not only a way of respecting the environment they live in but is a great way of incorporating sustainability into learning says one of the school’s assistant headteacher Mrs Viv Grey.

“We use data collected during the beach cleans to provide a context for pupils learning in maths and our electronics waste project provided a basis for literacy work throughout the school,” she said.

“Pupils at the school have also taken part in efforts to encourage walking, scooting and cycling to school and improving their school grounds for biodiversity,” she added.

The school’s headteacher Mr Gareth Lewis said everyone can be proud of their efforts to achieve the award.

“The staff and pupils of the school deserve a huge amount of credit for achieving this award for the second time.

“The pupils have worked hard and the lessons they have been given are fun-filled and full of interesting facts and figures.

“Not only are the children learning about important issues they are gaining some valuable life skills too while maintaining the biodiversity of the school and village of Broad Haven.”