THE green credentials of a Vale school have been praised and rewarded with the Green Flag School status.

Sedgeberrow CofE First School have been celebrating retaining the status after an assessment was carried out at the school on Thursday, June 12, just over two years since the school was first awarded the flag.

The assessor, Elizabeth Harris, visited the school in Sedgeberrow, near Evesham, and spent time with the eco team and co-ordinator Nicole Ioannides looking at evidence.

Later the eco-committee showed them around school to look at all the work taking place in the school garden, pond, waste recycling, electricity and water monitoring.

Ms Harris said: "It was a pleasure to visit Sedgeberrow First School and meet the eco-committee. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm, passion and knowledge these young people showed regarding their Eco work. It is so obvious how much it means to them.

"They are a credit to the school and the hard work of the eco coordinator, Miss Ioannides. Keep up the excellent work."

Miss Ioannides added: "I am so proud of all our children, they really love doing the eco-work and gain so much from it."