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Wirral pupils go for green
1:00pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
CASTLEWAY Primary school in Leasowe has joined the green revolution!
The school has become the 5,000th to take part in a green education programme aimed at revolutionising the way young people learn about sustainable and healthy living.
Written by educational specialists, the scheme is available free to all UK schools and incorporates areas of the national curriculum for five to 16 year olds, including science, geography, literacy, citizenship, maths and art.
In recognition of the milestone, Castleway Primary’s eco committee was presented with a donation of £100 and a hamper of fresh produce and Fairtrade products by Margi Trueman, manager of the Co-operative Food store on Hoylake Road and Craig Boote, manager of the Co-operative store on Borough Road.
Vicki Coleman, eco co-ordinator at Castleway Primary School, said: “We place a strong emphasis on environmental education in school, and incorporate this into subjects across all year groups, but the provision of exciting new learning resources and support through Green Schools Revolution will help us deliver an all encompassing environmental programme over the next year.
“We’re delighted to be the 5,000th school to sign up and plan to spend the donation to help further the school’s green projects. I’d encourage other schools in the area to find out more about the Green Schools Revolution and get involved.”
The scheme is sponsored by the Co-op, whose Northwest spokesman Simon Plunkett said: “Through Green Schools Revolution, we are giving young people the opportunity to inspire others in their school, at home and in their local communities, helping them to learn about the challenges we face environmentally.”