Eco club makes a difference at schoolPosted: 13th June 2019
Forest Hall School has planted 160 trees as part of its eco work.
The Eco Club teamed up with the Woodlands Trust for the project.
This is the latest initiative by the club which has also set up a bug hotel in the school’s garden, is growing vegetables and building flower beds out of recycled bottles stuffed with plastic.
They also took part in Earth Hour Day when Year 7 worked in the garden to dig a pathway and make a vegetable patch; Year 8 planted trees and Year 9 picked up litter.
Year 9 launched a campaign raising awareness of discarded plastics in the ocean after watching a documentary and carrying out a survey.
Sarah Power, careers and enrichment lead, said: “Students fully engaged in the activity and were surprised at their fellow students’ littering.
“It was a really great day for students to get engaged in the world around them and to contribute to their community. We hope to do more with the garden as well as launching a gardening club this term.
“We are doing really well at becoming a greener school.”
Daniel Ricketts, co-leader of Eco Club, said: “Seeing our students put such tremendous effort into the project is amazing. In a world where things can be so instant and short lived, the work in the garden is teaching students about building for a sustainable future and developing teamwork skills that will last them a lifetime.”
Anjela Griffiths, co-leader of Eco Club, said: ““It’s really great to see young people interested in protecting the environment. Seeing students from different year groups come together and think of new ideas on how we can make the school more environmentally friendly is exciting to see.”