CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday named a Barbour County elementary school as one of this year’s Green Ribbon Schools.

The West Virginia Department of Education nominated Junior Elementary School in Belington for its work in promoting education on health, environmental issues and sustainability.

According to the U.S. Department of Education release, each student experiences “at least six West Virginia adventures” while enrolled, which includes annual field trips. The school also takes part in an Adopt-a-Highway project near the school.

In the classroom, teachers use “brain breaks” to allow students the opportunity to relax before returning to their lessons.

Junior Elementary School is among the 35 schools across the country named as Green Ribbon Schools.

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