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Green credentials are a borough first

Staff and children from Redesdale Primary School celebrate their award.

Staff and children from Redesdale Primary School celebrate their award.

A Wallsend school has been honoured for its green credentials.

Redesdale Primary School has become the first in the borough to achieve Gold standard in the Green North Tyneside Carbon Reduction Awards scheme.

The school reduced its carbon footprint by 14 per cent through a range of measures.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development, said: “Well done to Redesdale, where the staff, governors and pupils have worked really hard to ensure the school is at the forefront of improving carbon efficiency in the borough.”

The announcement came as Redesdale held a Waste Week from June 9 to 13.

Headteacher Alison Nicholson said: “Our Waste Week has been a huge success and has also been a brilliant way to celebrate receiving the Gold status from the Green North Tyneside Partnership.

“Staff, pupils and parents have taken a great interest in both initiatives and are truly committed to reducing the school’s carbon footprint.”

 

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