West Hill Pupils Become Eco Warriors

Reminding teachers, parents and fellow pupils to think of their environment

A group of students from West Hill Primary school have set-up an eco-club with the help of year three class teacher Eliza Bates. Eliza said: “With the support of our head teacher, I started the school’s eco-club last year, which has resulted in us being awarded the silver Eco Schools Award.

“In recent months I’ve really taken a step back and let our eco-warriors lead projects that they’re interested in and they’ve done some amazing work. They have created two tyre ponds in the school grounds to encourage wildlife, presented their own assembly, and regularly remind teachers and other students to recycle as much as they can and not to waste electricity.”

When visiting the school to find out about their great work, Eliza also proudly showed a mural the eco-warriors had made out of used plastic milk bottle tops, pictured right. Wandsworth council met with Eliza to find out how West Hill can be supported to continue to educate their young people about the importance of the local environment, and the difference they can make if they reduce, reuse, and recycle.

If you are a parent or a teacher at a school in Wandsworth and would like to find out how your school can do more to be eco-friendly, please contact Jessica.lewis@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk.

March 9, 2018