Youngsters at one east Dorset school are helping to ensure a greener future for fellow and future pupils.
The children at Merley First School have devised their very own Eco Code following a week of intensive learning about the environment.
During the week in which World Environment Day fell, the pupils of Merley learned all about the harmful effects of plastic pollution on the planet’s seas and oceans.
They were then tasked with creating collages to demonstrate the impact of pollution on the planet and debate how the seas could be kept plastic-free.
Each class wrote then wrote an Eco Code for the school and the children were asked to vote on which code they would like adopted.
And the winning eco code was from the Kestrel class who came up with the following rap:
Listen to our Eco Rap
There’s loads to do n time to nap!
Be an Eco- Warrior Dude,
Use the compost for your food!
Recycle paper, plastic and foam,
To save our creatures’ precious home!
Be an Eco Energy Hero,
Switch off and then make it zero
Use your scooter, legs or bike,
Walk to school! Take a hike!
Let’s keep our oceans blue and clear
Don’t throw rubbish, rid our fear!
We must now work together,
To help our planet last forever!
Headteacher Jane Phillips said: “The children have really taken on all the lessons they have learned and are very passionate about doing their bit to help the environment.
“In addition to coming up with a new Eco Code for the whole school, each child has also produced personal promises on how they can cut down on their use of plastic at home and school.
“It’s been wonderful to see how caring and dedicated the children are and now their Eco Code will make our school greener for them and future generations of children.”
Merley First School is one of seven First and Middle schools in the Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), along with Allenbourn Middle School, Colehill First School, St John’s CE First School, Hayeswood First School, St Michael’s CE Middle School and Witchampton CE First School.
WAT was formed in March 2015.
All of its academies are rated either Good or Outstanding.
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