School sets sights on green flag

A NORTH Somerset school has pulled out all the stops in its bid to go green. Worle Community School is putting in £40,000 worth of cycling storage and will even install its first wind turbine next month. Pupils and staff have been so environmentally frien

A NORTH Somerset school has pulled out all the stops in its bid to go green.Worle Community School is putting in £40,000 worth of cycling storage and will even install its first wind turbine next month.Pupils and staff have been so environmentally friendly that they have been handed a silver award by Eco Schools, a project run by charity ENCAMS which teaches schools how to be more sustainable.The school in Redwing Drive is currently applying for the project's highest award, a green flag.Transport policy officer for North Somerset Council, Kate Cochran, said: "I applied for the money to provide secure cycle storage at Worle Community School."I had to put a bid into the council's executive which decided which community projects would get the money."I think it will encourage children to ride to school, which will ease congestion, and it is also a lot healthier for them."North Somerset Council has also lent its support to making cycle lanes outside the school easier to use.It has said it will install restriction notices along parts of New Bristol Road.The signs will be put up either side of the school gates to stop parents parking in the cycle lanes when they drop their children off before school or when they pick them up in the afternoon.


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