Pupils pick up tips on reducing their carbon footprint at Balsall Common Primary - The Solihull Observer

Pupils pick up tips on reducing their carbon footprint at Balsall Common Primary

Solihull Editorial 16th Jan, 2020   0

YOUNG eco-warriors at Balsall Common Primary School learnt all about climate change at a Renewable Energy assembly with a special guest speaker from a UK energy supplier.

Julie Dixon from Eon Energy visited the school to discuss a range topical subjects with Key Stage 2 pupils.

They ranged from: What is climate change? What is carbon, how does it affect us and what can we do to reduce our carbon footprint?

The children discovered that each household on average uses 12 tonnes of CO2 per year and picked up tips on how they could become carbon neutral.

Julie said: β€œIt was amazing to see how engaged and how knowledgeable the children were. I am sure they will all make great eco-warriors and help save our planet.”

Teachers are keen for pupils to become more eco-aware while trying to reduce its carbon footprint.

Green steps the school has so far taken include installing LED lights, the double-glazing of all of windows, water-saving push down taps and cling film replaced on lunchtime sandwiches by paper bags. They have also stopped selling uniform in plastic packaging with help from their supplier.

Howard Rose, Director of Funding & Publicity Manager said: β€œI would like to thank Julie for all her hard work in putting the presentation together, it was pitched perfectly, and, to Eon for allowing their staff to come into school to explain the importance of carbon reduction.

“This is another example of the benefits to both sides when local business work with schools.”

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