Friday, January 30th, 2015
Mowbray has been selected as just one of nine schools in England to hold the prestigious role of Eco-Schools Ambassador reflecting the considerable work undertaken by our pupils and staff which have had benefits not just within our school community, but also our work with a Special School in Kenya.
Each year, Eco-Schools, which is the largest Education for Sustainability programme in the world and is run in England by Keep Britain Tidy, chooses exceptional schools to represent their programme and encourage new schools to join. Schools hold the role for two years, and must have held the Eco-Schools Green Flag award for four consecutive years to be eligible to apply for the role.
Eco-Schools Ambassadors are expected to ‘go that extra mile to demonstrate that sustainability is core to the schools culture’, as well as show ‘inspirational leadership and an initiative approach to working towards the Eco-Schools programme, as well as helping other schools to adopt the Eco-Schools framework.’
We will continue to rise to that challenge and offer our special thanks to Lucy Wallace who has driven this project with such enthusiasm and to everyone who has supported her.
Saturday, January 10th, 2015
We were delighted to welcome The Rt Hon William Hague MP for Richmond (Yorks) to our school yesterday to officially unveil our new classroom facilities.
The two new classrooms and additional classroom extension represent a major investment and a significant development in the history of Mowbray School. They will not only enhance our learning facilities for staff and pupils alike, but also allow us to accommodate increasing demand for new pupil places at our school from across North Yorkshire.
This is a testimony to the hard work of our entire school community, earning us a wide reputation for the high quality of personal care and support we provide as well as the academic and vocational attainment we all constantly strive to achieve.
During his visit, Mr. Hague, who is First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons, toured our school, met pupils and conduced an unveiling ceremony with Local Education and Authority representatives in attendance alongside the school community.