Spratton Hall School demonstrated their green credentials on Friday when they appeared on BBC 1’s Look East programme, as part of a feature about environmental responsibility. The children and Headmaster were interviewed by BBC journalist Theo Chikomba for a slot in the early evening news.
Look East filmed them on the day that they were visited by Encore Environment, the creators of a UK-wide teaching programme aimed at 4-12 year olds, called ‘Waste Wise Kids’. The course focuses on encouraging children to think about waste, recycling and sustainability and what they can do at school and at home to make a difference.
Spratton Hall children already demonstrate their commitment to the environment, by making compost heaps, doing litter picks in local villages, recycling paper and making recycled bird feeders. To complement these initiatives, the school also has a weekly Eco Club where representatives from each year group share ideas on how they can reduce, reuse and recycle, as well suggesting and implementing ways in which the school can curb its environmental impact.
The school and Encore Environment both share the vision of incorporating environmental responsibility into the curriculum and Simon Clarke, Spratton Hall’s Headmaster, is a firm supporter: ‘Children have got to be at the heart of the environment and it’s down to us to educate and empower them, so that they, and future generations will have a planet they can be proud of’.