Schools turns green with top eco award

Pupils of St James Primary School in Emsworth with teacher Michelle Ifould

Pupils of St James Primary School in Emsworth with teacher Michelle Ifould

Dullstroom, in Mpualanga province. Credit: Google Street View

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A SCHOOL where every child knows the meaning of energy-saving has received a top award.

St James Primary School, in Emsworth, has become a Green Flag Eco School following three years spent lowering the school’s energy use.

Staff and pupils at the school do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint. They recycle and have built a willow dome for outdoor lessons which attracts wildlife. They even support schoolchildren thousands of miles away, in Bangladesh.

Teacher Michelle Ifould led the campaign. She said: ‘The Green Flag is the ultimate award.

‘We’re all very proud of what we’ve achieved and even noticed a difference in our electricity bills.

‘The children made plastic stickers which they put on light switches and computer screen savers asking people to turn them off when they’ve finished.

‘But it’s not just about turning off lights. We’re always doing something here to raise money for environmental projects. It’s ingrained in the way we think.’

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