The Eco Schools' International Green Flag is flying at TBS!
After two years of environmental audits, projects, meetings and community work we can proudly announce that The British School Kathmandu was awarded the prestigious Eco-schools' International Green Flag Award for environmental education.
This award has a real significance in a developing country such as Nepal where waste and water management are areas of genuine concern. The Eco-schools' process challenges students to apply their knowledge to tackle environmental problems at a level where they can see tangible results, spurring them on to realise that they that they can really make a difference. This was visible to the assessor during the site visit when the students took ownership of the environmental initiatives and were able to discuss the pros and cons of their projects.
"We would like to congratulate you, your colleagues, and especially the students at The British School Kathmandu for all for the time and effort that has been invested in environmental education. Your award is well deserved and reflects the hard work the school has put into the programme so far."
Foundation for Environmental Education
Cleanup Nepal's Assessor's Comments:
"I was very impressed by the confidence and enthusiasm of the students. Only with the eco-reps being proactive would this help accomplish the activities; I clearly saw passion in both eco-reps and non-eco reps and that is why I feel that the successful activities in the school is the result of team work. I really spent a good time at the school!"
The Eco-Schools programme has many benefits and it instills in students a sense of responsibility and cultivates a sustainable mindset which they can apply on a daily basis. It equips those involved with the drive to really make a difference and to spread such proactive behaviour amongst family and friends, ultimately passing it off to future generations.
We would like to thank all of the staff, parents and organisations that have helped us to achieve the award.