Over 100 pupils from 13 primary schools from across Herefordshire gathered together last month on World Environment Day for an Eco Schools event hosted by St Mary’s RC High School in Lugwardine.
Pupils were inquisitive and willing to get involved in the activities based on the Eco School topics and enjoyed activities and games about recycling and composting, living healthily through exercise and healthy eating, water efficiency, biodiversity and the global impact of our actions.
The event was organised by the Energy and Environmental Management Team of Herefordshire Council to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous sustainable development education work that our schools are delivering and that supports the Eco Schools environmental award scheme.
Herefordshire Council would like to thank everyone who contributed so willingly to this event. These include St Mary’s RC High School, the Waste Management Team and their Master Composters, Welsh Water, Concern Universal, Public Health and Brightstripe, Madley Environmental Study Centre and Easy Peasy.
Both pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day as well as benefiting from new information and ideas that they can implement in their schools and homes. Many have requested that the event be repeated again in the future.
Pupils on the day said:
“Nothing could make the day better” “it was amazing” ”it was really fun” “it was the best day I ever had”.
Feedback on the day from adults included:
“Excellent in all respects – children enjoyed it and very useful for staff and school development” “ Interesting, age appropriate, visual and excellent delivery” “ we had a great day”.