….Ysgol Evan James primary school in Pontypridd, Wales! We received some fantastic entries but our judges were blown away by the school’s entry and passion for the environment.
In summer the teachers will be encouraging pupils to plant and harvest their own fruit and vegetables in the school’s dedicated nature garden – teaching the children about eating in a way that’s good for them, as well as for the world around them. As WWF’s Earth Hour has been championing healthy, sustainable food we love the idea! Local parents, staff and children have all given up their spare time in the nature garden and we are sure that this imaginative project will encourage other members of the community to get involved too.
Ysgol Evan James are also starting to put into action their planned re-model of the school grounds. Currently covered in tarmac, they are envisaging an eco-friendly yard with plant pots made from old tyres and wooden crates, and a green house made of old plastic bottles! We can’t wait to see how they progress.
Emma, Teaching Assistant at Ysgol Evan James, who submitted the entry, says:
“Winning WWF’s Earth Hour community competition is a fantastic result. We’re really proud of the work we do everyday to teach children the importance of taking care of our planet and hope that we’ll be able to inspire others in our local community and across the UK too. We’re all very excited about March 31st and looking forward to bringing the town together to celebrate with a candlelit walk”.
The community will be holding a public event, starting at Ysgol Evan James with the big switch off, followed by a candlelit walk around Pontypridd town.
Our regional winners, Benwick (England) and Edinburgh Napier University (Scotland) are also to be congratulated!
All of our winners will receive a grant from our Official Partner MORE Th>N, to make their events even more brilliant!