Prior's Court nets 'Green Flag' status for environment work
A Hermitage educational facility working with autistic young people has won Green Flag status for its efforts to create an eco-friendly learning environment.
Green Flag status is awarded as part of the national Eco-Schools initiative, in recognition of educators' positive environmental contributions.
On May Day Bank Holiday Monday, Prior's Court held a special 'eco-day', including recycling workshops and a litter pick on the premises.
There has been a push to reduce printing on-site, and much of Prior's Court's electricity is now derived from renewable sources.
Prior's Court's purchasing manager Nickie Dunphy said: "We are absolutely delighted to achieve Green Flag status from the Eco-Schools project.
"This has been a real team effort from staff across Prior’s Court who have grasped this opportunity to truly empower our young people to care for their environment.
"Huge thanks to those staff who have played a part in this project, and thanks to the young people for their efforts.
"This is not the end of our eco-journey. We are determined to continue to make Prior’s Court a greener place to live and work."