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Guest Blog: Meltham Eco Council review of Climate Festival

We’re delighted to host a guest blog from Meltham CE Primary School’s eco-council. Sharing their experiences of attending Kirklees Council’s Climate Festival:

“On Tuesday 11th October 4 of us went on a trip to Kirklees College for Kirklees Council’s Youth Climate festival. There were presentations from 2 schools. Newsome Academy talked about becoming an Eco School and Hepworth Primary shared a really good project about how they have bees and hives in their school garden. We made wallets from juice cartoons to show how we can re-use, re-think and recycle. This was run by fairandfunky.

Just before lunch, we had a round table discussion about what our school has achieved, but also what we would like to look into next. These ideas included:

  • Bringing back our Fairtrade tuck shop
  • Having a living roof
  • Fundraising to get a polytunnel or a greenhouse
  • Bees and hives
  • CART (Christian African Relief Trust)

After lunch, we heard about Kirklees’ 3 Rs. Reduce, re-use and recycle. Did you know that in Kirklees, each year, we could fill the Huddersfield Town football stadium 2 and half times with the amount rubbish we make!! We were so good during the sorting rubbish game – Meltham CE got a SHOUT OUT! because we thought other ideas for waste. Such as soft toys and clothes to the charity shop and egg boxes into compost.

We really enjoyed working with other schools to share our ideas and to raise our awareness of the climate. Don’t forget It is EVERYONES responsibility to care for the environment.”

We agree! It IS our responsibility to take little steps of positive action to change the world. Thank you to Beatrice, Connor, Delilah and Oscar from the Eco Committee for sharing their thoughts.

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