Cadoxton primary pupils go green!
PUPILS from Cadoxton Primary School proved their green credentials by launching an eco-friendly initiative.
Youngsters from the Eco-Committee launched the Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution, which aims to reduce the waste of energy, water and food.
Teacher Davina Miller, who is responsible for the eco-committee and fair trade departments at the school, said: "I think it’s incredibly important to make kids aware of the environment.
"It must start at home, but we need to do as much as we can in school for their future, and for future generations.
"It’s just brilliant that we have something for children to work with and enjoy."
Miss Miller also praised the youngsters on the eco-committee, who were nominated by their classmates. Each has responsibilities such as litter picking and keeping the ‘Wild Garden’ tidy.
"The children are really committed and motivated, even giving up their play and lunchtimes to do it," she said.
As part of the Co-Operative Green Schools Revolution youngsters are also given the chance to go on school trips.
"We will be taking them to the Centre for Alternative Technology to look at eco houses," added Miss Miller.
"There will also be workshops and the chance for children to explore the area."
Gary Stent, from the Co-operative store on Colcot Road, said: "I think it’s the way forward.
"Energy bills are going through the roof and the economy is in difficult times, so anything we can do to help children for the future is great."
Mike Ash-Edwards, Regional Secretary for The Co-operative Wales, said: "There is clearly a huge appetite for learning about eco-issues among children, and our Green Schools Revolution programme is designed to satisfy that.
"We want to ensure the next generation are better equipped for the challenge of building a more sustainable world, and what’s more, we want them to take the message home to their parents and communities."
For information visit www.co-operative.coop/green-schools-revolution/