Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rounded Approach Wins Overall Award; Environment Awards 2008 OVERALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rounded Approach Wins Overall Award; Environment Awards 2008 OVERALL

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THEY may be small pebbles, but they are making big waves.

Pupils at Edmondsley Primary in County Durham started small, focusing on their local environment.

For 10 years the school has run an Environment Club, which runs an allotment to grow veg for the school cook to make into delicious food.

And the project has blossomed to include a variety of initiatives, such as composting and recycling.

Every stage has led onto a little bit more, like the children learning about renewable energy and how their actions in the local area can have a positive impact on the whole of the world we live in.

In recognition of its achievements, the school has been awarded a Green Flag and is currently working with Durham University as a lead school for the regional Climate Change Schools Project.

It was this rounded approach to learning about the environment which scooped Edmondsley Primary our Overall Environment Award.

On the day, pupils Luke Williams, 11, Max Southern, eight, and Bethany Webb, nine, did a presentation about what they have learned in school. …

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