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Wirral youngsters design eco-friendly homes for the future
WIRRAL pupils have tried their hand at designing homes of the future as part of an eco-friendly challenge.
Children from St Andrew’s Primary School in Bebington played host to the project to celebrate Climate Week by creating the ultimate eco-home.
The youngsters fashioned various environmentally-friendly homes which were then judged by Wirral Council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Brian Kenny and one of the parent-governors.
The winning team was from Brookdale School in Greasby and they were presented a shield donated by the Wirral Environmental Network in honour of their success.
Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, aiming to inspire a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.
Cllr Kenny said: “This year’s Climate Week Challenge real brought the best out in the youngsters taking part. They showed creativity and innovation in their designs and really got them engaged with environmental and sustainability issues.
“It gave them a chance to find real solutions to very real problems, but also to have some fun along the way.”
Viv Woods, Headteacher at St Andrew’s Primary, said: "We were very pleased to host the Wirral Climate Challenge this year. All the children that took part were a real credit to their schools, they all had a real understanding and commitment to environmental issues, and knew the importance of creating climate friendly homes.
“The expert advice from the judges was greatly appreciated and the event was memorable for all concerned. I think we can safely say that the next generation are fully aware of the challenges created by climate change, and are already developing many creative solutions - well done to everyone!"