6th August 2019

Environmental week a real success

Pupils at Roche Community Primary School declared their Environmental Week a real success. After an inspiring visit earlier on in the year by the student council to the Cornwall energy recovery centre, pupils were really keen to learn more about the environment.

Mr Walden, Head Teacher, said: “The student council came back from their visit really enthused and inspired, it was this that gave us the idea of setting aside a week to really focus on what we do with our rubbish and how much we create in the first place.”

Supported by SUEZ and the Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition, children took part in assemblies and workshops throughout the week focussing on reducing, reusing, and recycling waste.

Year 5 pupils were shown how to make bees’ wax wraps, to use as an alternative to cling film, whilst others enjoyed an upcycling activity to make elephants and plant pots from plastic milk bottles. Parents also got involved and supported the week by providing their children with a plastic free picnic, which was enjoyed on the school field in the sunshine. The school has also committed to ensure plastic free lunches from now on.

Natalie Chard, Senior Community Liaison Manager for SUEZ, said: “It’s always great to be involved in projects like this where education has such a positive impact on the environment.”

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