Budleigh pupils tackle waste issues

PUBLISHED: 09:41 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

PUPILS from St Peter s Church of England School in Budleigh Salterton joined forces with schools in Finland, Spain and Italy to work together on the Comenius Project.

PUPILS from St Peter's Church of England School in Budleigh Salterton joined forces with schools in Finland, Spain and Italy to work together on the Comenius Project.

The 2 year project involves schools communicating and sharing ideas together on how they can educate pupils and staff on environmental issues - as well as being committed to a sustainable way of living.

The Comenius Project, funded through the Lifelong Learning Programme, has proved to be a great success within St Peter's School.

Mrs Donna Harrison leading the project for the primary school organised a Comenius club involving the Year 6 children.

With the focus on recycling, the children from the Comenius club proved to be exemplarily team players when they participated in a whole school waste audit to find out how much waste could be recycled.

Mrs Harrison Said; "This is a fantastic opportunity for both the school and pupils involved, the project has given the children the opportunity to communicate, discuss and share their ideas with children from the other countries involved on how a sustainable way of living can be achieved.

"I think it is very important for not only the children to recognise the importance of sustainability but also for the members of staff and the community.

"The waste audit day was a great success and will be shared with our Comenius partners - if we can all work together to create a better future then our world will be a safer and greener place for generations to come.


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