Pupils make the most of Eco Week

Class M eco band at St Mary's Catholic Primary School during the school's Eco Fashion Show.
Class M eco band at St Mary's Catholic Primary School during the school's Eco Fashion Show.

ST Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Fleetwood certainly made the most of their recent Eco Week.

The event even incorporated a fashion show, with a fabulous catwalk event at the Marine Hall.

Maya Waldemar (left) and Ella Orr during the Eco Fashion Show at St mary's Catholic Primary School.

Maya Waldemar (left) and Ella Orr during the Eco Fashion Show at St mary's Catholic Primary School.

And there were plenty of other activities throughout the course of the week which captured the pupils’ imagination and made them more aware of environmental issues.

Some of the pupils attended went an eco conference at Bolton Arena and took part in scooter training and watched X Factor finalist John Adeleye perform his brand new single.

They also had the chance to build a Lego car that moves!

Class C went to Myerscough College where they spent time planting and visited the dairy farm.

Class R went to Brockholes Environmental Centre near Preston on their special trip. Both Reception Class and Class S visited Wyre Estuary Nature Reserve in Thornton and finally Class M had a trip to the beach.

They all had the chance to look at the wild life and their environment, and find out what factors affected them, such as pollution.

One group of children visited the environmental garden at Millfield School, while another other pupils visited Fleetwood High School for a pond dipping activity.

The school also staged an allotment day where many of our children visited the school allotment and helped with planting of crops.

As well as the trips out, there was also a special eco day in the school itself.

The week started off with a no waste packed lunch day where all children brought their packed lunches in using as little wrapping as possible.

In the schoolhad a weigh-in and discovered it had 1,360 grammes of waste packaging. This was a great effort although we could have done a little bit better.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust ran workshops in school to tell pupils all about climate change. And during the week Len Blacow from the Wyre Rangers visited and helped pupils to produce a beautiful mosaic in the playground showing the school logo.