Eco award for Harleston team

Eco Rangers at Harleston Primary School.
Eco Rangers at Harleston Primary School.
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A team of Eco Rangers at a south Norfolk school have walked away with the highest accolade at the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards, in recognition of their ongoing conservation project.

Harleston was voted as having the top ‘Eco Primary School’ in the region at the recent awards ceremony, which is run by Norfolk County Council to celebrate local groups making a positive contribution to the environment.

Rachel Conquer, the teacher in charge of the Eco Rangers, said: “This is a great honour for school and the whole of Harleston.”

The award judges said they were particularly impressed by the school’s Swift Action project, an initiative aiming to increase the number of swifts in the town through a series of collaborations, such as data gathering and building new nest boxes for the birds.

Norman Hart, chairman of civic group Harleston’s Future, added: “A safe and high quality environment is vital to everyone’s well-being.

“We should all take a leaf out of children’s book and follow the example that our young people are setting; their award is richly deserved.”