The first school in Devon to achieve an Eco-Schools Green Flag in 2019!

Congratulations to Sparkwell Primary School for achieving their Eco-School Green Flag, it’s great to see schools learning about environmental issues and making your school more eco-friendly!

Learn more about the Eco Schools Green Flag award on our Zone Recycle Devon pages: Eco Schools – Zone (

To earn their green flag, Sparkwell’s KS2 Eco-Rangers visited the Plymouth Energy from Waste plant to learn about what happens to their black bin bag rubbish! The pupils went to nearby Wembury Beach to learn about the impacts of plastic pollution on local wildlife.

After learning about climate change and taking part in a school protest, Robins class had the opportunity to ask all their burning environmental questions to local MP,  Sir Gary Streeter, he was very impressed with their enthusiasm and knowledge!

Sparkwell have created a great Eco-Code (required to earn a Green Flag award), they have pledged to recycle what they can, put litter in the bin and to look after their environment by using less water, switching lights off and driving less.

“It was truly inspiring to hear about all the work Sparkwell have been doing, they were definitely the most enthusiastic and committed group I have met in my Eco-Schools work so far.”

-Eco-Schools Assessor

Well done Sparkwell!