The Western Cape WESSA Eco-Schools Awards were held in February. We currently support over 50 schools involved in this programme, covering two Cape Town Nodes which were represented at two Awards Ceremonies. Freya Brett, the coordinator for the Helderberg Cluster held a small ceremony for the schools in her node where 18 schools received awards.

The Southern Node schools attended the Awards at Rustenburg Girls’ High School. 27 of our schools were recognized for their environmentally sustainable practices. Two CTEET schools received their ‘International Flag Award’ – a huge achievement as this award is given after being involved with the Eco-Schools programme for 5 years!

It was a great day and a learning experience for our Eco-Schools team as Rustenburg Girls’ High School is a zero-waste-to-landfill school. A tour of the school grounds, gardens and eco-initiatives provided numerous ideas and lots of inspiration!

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