More than 60 Caerphilly County Borough schools have been awarded an Eco School Green Flag for their environmental efforts.
In total, 61 schools have been given the award.
Of these, 16 schools have been awarded two Green Flags, 21 schools have three while 11 schools have achieved the Platinum Award for four Green Flags.
To achieve Green Flag status, schools have to set up an eco committee led by pupils, complete an environmental review of what the school currently does to be more sustainable and draw up a plan for improvement.
Cllr Ken James, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “This is an impressive landmark illustrating the dedication of the schools in Caerphilly County Borough to improve their sustainability.
“Our schools have really taken ownership of the Eco Schools programme and instigated real change in their schools and across the wider community. It’s wonderful to see our youngsters caring for their local environment and setting the benchmark for future generations.”