Pupils at a Kidwelly school are going green.
Ysgol Gwenllian held an ‘eco week’ before the Easter holidays.
Pupils carried out a litter-pick of the park; they made a special trip to the recycling banks to recycle their rubbish; and they had a visit from the council’s eco-friendly elephant Eco Eli.
Council education and awareness officers also went along to the school to speak to the children about why it’s important to reduce our waste and reuse/recycle as much as possible.
They were also shown a series of animated films on what happens to our rubbish once it’s picked up from our homes – from plastic bottles to food and garden waste.
Headteacher Gareth James said: “The eco week has been a real success. It has raised awareness of key environmental issues, and the need to live more sustainably. The pupils, staff and friends of the school are keen to achieve Green Flag status before the year is out.”
Ysgol Gwenllian is working towards achieving a Green Flag under the Eco Schools programme. Staff and pupils are working hard to become more environmentally-friendly and help tackle climate change.
Council sustainability officer Tina Brice said: “Ysgol Gwenllian is making a real effort as part of the Eco Schools and I’m sure all their hard work will pay off. It was a very successful week of action and awareness-raising and it will go a long way to helping them achieve the Green Flag.”
Eco Schools is an international award delivered by Carmarthenshire County Council in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy and the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Pupils study topics including waste, litter, energy, water, transport, healthy living and global citizenship.