Best in Class
31 May 2006
Positive News recently returned to Worthen CE school, where some of the pupils,Reuben Ruxton, Andrew Davis and Chay Ryan took time to write thefollowing report for us:
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Last year Worthen school had the idea of building an almost completely environmentally friendly eco-friendly lab. The eco-lab has a greenhouse facing south for the gardening club, store, bike shelter and a science lab.
Other ‘green’ projects Worthen school has been involved in include a shady glade, a small woodland area that attracts many species of wildlife, a pond that has frogs, a bike rack for people who want to ride to school and a garden for vegetables and plants. In addition to this, the school has also carried out a waste audit. As a result, a number of changes have been decided on to help cut down what they throw away: even pencil sharpenings all get composted.‘
Worthen’s dedication to reducing waste has already earned them Green Flag status and the Mike Sprackling Eco-Friendly School Award. Their progress has inspired other schools to start applying similar practices, an invaluable achievement that will increase awareness of climate change among the students.
Contact: Worthen CE Primary
Tel: 01743 891320
Above: Worthen’s eco pupils
Photo: © Martha Hammond
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