A WREXHAM school has been awarded an internationally acclaimed eco-award.

Ysgol Maes-y-Llan received their first Green Flag Award courtesy of the environmental education programme, Eco-Schools.

With over 90% of schools registered on the programme, Eco-Schools is an international programme run in Wales by charity, Keep Wales Tidy and funded by the Welsh Government.


The Eco-Schools programme encourages pupils to be leaders of change in their community, helping them learn about sustainable living and global citizenship while giving them the information and support they need to make changes that will benefit their school, local environment, and wider community, such as reducing waste, energy consumption, transport, healthy living, and litter issues.

As part of their Eco-Schools assessment, Ysgol Maes-y-Llan undertook a range of different activities such as a community litter pick event, taking part in Water Aid Week, creating a mini wildflower meadow, a bug hotel and pond, grew and ate their own veg, reduced waste by recycling plastic bottles and created their own compost using their fruit snack peelings.

Eco-schools Coordinator, Mrs Buxton was full of praise for the pupils as she said: “The children at Ysgol Maes-y-Llan were so committed and enthusiastic in wanting to improve our local environment.”

Education Officer for Keep Wales Tidy, Tim Wort was also quick to commend the efforts of the students at Ysgol Maes-y-Llan: “Congratulations to Ysgol Maes-y-Llan on their amazing achievements.

"They are a shining example of how young people in Wales are committed to achieving a sustainable future for their school but also for their wider community and local environment.”