A boys' school has secured an honour which officially recognises pupils' dedication to conserving the environment.

Sixth-formers at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree have helped secure the school a Green Flag Award - which is awarded to parks and open spaces setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the UK and around the world.

From the hundreds of species of flora and fauna to the vast expanses of open green land on their 100-acre campus, Habs' says it truly values the conservation of the environment.

The school is taking a three-pronged approach towards this journey; awareness, proposal and action.

Through student-led assemblies, pupils have raised awareness about water scarcity, plastic pollution and the impacts of climate change on children across the globe.

Within the student body, Habs has a group of ten pupils which form the School’s ‘Eco-Committee’; a think-tank that meets bi-weekly and formulates ideas and concepts that will make the school greener.

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From reducing plastic usage and implementing a pen recycling scheme - to ensuring waste is properly collected, Habs has made many changes to become greener.

Habs' has been working towards an Eco-Schools Award - and the School was proud to be recently awarded with the Green Flag Award for dedication to conserving the environment.

Gus Lock, headmaster at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, said: "I am delighted that our pupils have helped the school to achieve the green flag award. Our Eco-Committee at Habs Boys have done so much to champion crucial environmental issues. They have had a real impact within our school community, raising awareness and driving change.

"History shows that people can make a real difference and to any other young people who are seeking to make change happen, I applaud you and wish you the very best in your endeavours. Do not underestimate the impact you can – and must – have."