Pupils go green to help combat climate change - The Leamington Observer
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16th Aug, 2022

Pupils go green to help combat climate change

PUPILS at Lillington Nursery and Primary School are getting out their gardening gloves to create a wild garden on the school grounds.

The aptly named eco club meets every week to work on the garden, giving the children an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The school hopes the effort of the pupils will lead to them achieving an Eco School Green Flag award.

Clare Porter, a teacher at the school, said: “We are planting trees which were donated by the Woodland Trust, and we’re hoping to be able to re-wild some of the areas around the trees.

“We have plans to start growing our own vegetables, which the children will be able to use to prepare and cook healthy foods in their classes.”

It’s not just in the playground that the pupils are going green.

“There are ten eco ambassadors who give up part of their lunchtime once a week to meet and share ideas about what we can do to move forward each week, then they are in charge of implementing them through the week.

“Making sure white boards are turned off, recycling is done, and litter picking. The children are really proud of their achievements so far.

“They also help to make sure the new trees are properly looked after so future generations can enjoy them.”

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