YOUNG ECO WARRIORS CELEBRATE ‘GREEN’ COMPETITION WITH £250 PRIZE

Well done to the Lord Blyton Eco-Warriors! Look out for the following article in the Shields Gazette!

July 2017
YOUNG ECO WARRIORS CELEBRATE ‘GREEN’ COMPETITION WITH £250 PRIZE
A school in South Shields is celebrating after pupils from the ages of four to 11 took part in a ‘green’ competition with local bus operator, Stagecoach North East, and were selected as winners with a £250 prize.
Lord Blyton Primary School entered the eco competition launched by Stagecoach North East as part of its annual Green Week campaign. From Reception to Year 6, all pupils from the school took part and were tasked with listing all the ‘green’ activities their school had recently undertaken, including weekly recycling of paper and card, litter picks and energy monitoring.
The young pupils also demonstrated their word skills with an ‘eco’ wordsearch and artistic talents with bright and colourful pictures of an environmentally friendly activity, and the school was selected as a winner from all the schools in South Shields, thanks to their efforts.
The school even has a designated ‘Eco Warrior’ team, which meets weekly to discuss environmental issues and to carry out the various 'green' activities. Taking the environment seriously, the pupils take part in school gardening club and the school provides daily healthy snacks such as fruit, and encourage pupils to choose healthy modes of transport to travel to and from school.
The school was presented with a £250 cheque which will be used to buy eco friendly items for everyone to benefit from, including recycling bins for school. As a thank you to the school and to reward the youngsters for their hard work, the school received a visit from assistant operations manager, Carl Trodden, who works at the bus depot in South Shields.
During his visit, Carl talked to pupils about the ‘green’ activities that take place around the depot, such as sorting waste into bags for recycling, collecting litter and saving
energy by using lights that turn off when room are not in use, to help protect the environment.
Eight-year-old Lacey, a pupil at Lord Blyton Primary School, said: "I think that it is really important that we take part in 'green activities' because it helps us to make the world a better place.”
Carl said: “The pupils at Lord Blyton Primary School sent in a fantastic range of colourful activity sheets and thought up some great ideas to be ‘green,’ so well done to all the youngsters who took part.
“The children really enjoyed the visit and it was lovely to see them so enthused about the environment, which they are clearly passionate about. I hope the school can add to its green credentials with the prize and keep up the great work they are doing.”
Lisa Georgeson, Year Three Teacher at Lord Blyton Primary School, said: "I lead the Eco-team in school and will be meeting with the 'Eco-Warriors' to discuss how to spend the prize money. However, they have already talked about buying compost bins to put in the playground, to collect and re-use the fruit peelings, and the possibility of buying plants and bird feeders to enhance our outdoor area further and to encourage nature into the school grounds.
“We participate in various 'green' events, most recently the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and we just recently received our Bronze Schools Eco Award, so we are delighted to receive this prize from Stagecoach North East too.”
The school also received goody bags and mini sunflower seeded pots, so they could grow their own plants.
For further information about Stagecoach North East please visit www.stagecoachbus.com
 

 

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