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ROUND UP: Surrey school wins top eco award; Surrey deputy leader hails apprentices

Surrey school wins top eco award

A Surrey primary has received the prestigious Green Flag award for its efforts in making the school more environmentally friendly.

Green flag school

Cabinet Member Mike Goodman presents the Green Flag to pupils and staff at Godstone Village School. Click image to download.

Godstone Village School, who had previously been given the Bronze and Silver awards, was presented with the honour by Mike Goodman, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning.

Mr Goodman said: “I am delighted to present Godstone Village School with the Green Flag award. It’s a great achievement to win this and it is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and children to secure such a prestigious award.”

More information about the award can be found on the Eco-Schools England website.



Surrey deputy leader hails apprentices

Deputy Leader Peter Martin was on hand to congratulate hundreds of young people at an apprenticeship graduation ceremony in Guildford.

The National Apprenticeship Service event, which was held at Guildford Cathedral, saw more than 400 apprentices from Surrey and Hampshire attend.

The county council has created more than 1,500 apprenticeships since 2012.

Mr Martin said: “I am delighted that more employers and young people than ever before are coming to share our passion for apprenticeships. They have been a priority for us for more than three years now and we have seen a year-on-year growth in the number of people starting apprenticeships. This is a huge achievement and we are absolutely committed to building on this success.”


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