Victoria College has been awarded a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag by the environmental charity TIDY Northern Ireland.
The Eco-Schools Programme is the world’s largest Environmental Education programme and aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of a school. In Northern Ireland Eco-Schools is sponsored by Airtricity. Its participatory approach and combination of learning and action makes it an ideal way for schools to begin improving the environments of schools and their local communities. Schools involved in programme work through a seven-step approach, resulting in the programme becoming central to the school's ethos.
The internationally recognised Green Flag is the highest award given to Eco-Schools and symbolises excellence in the field of environmental activity. The Eco-Committee worked very hard throughout the year to ensure all the criteria was met and were delighted with their Green Flag success.