Parson Street award will boost school wildlife

Parson Street Primary, Bristol picked up the ‘environmental youth award’ at the Royal Bath and West Show last week.

Chosen from a shortlist of four schools, Parson Street demonstrated their significant contribution to conservation and environmental management through their role as an eco-ambassador school.

Parson Street posing for their winners picture with Lord Fellowes, President of the Royal Bath and West Society

Parson Street posing for their winners picture with Lord Fellowes, President of the Royal Bath and West Society

Parson Street Primary has gone the extra mile to gain the award through activities and policies for the whole school led by their green team. This ranges from recycling 88 per cent of materials; linking with community groups for planting and environmental audits; supporting nearby schools and schools in Mexico and China; and getting involved in themed weeks such as Waste Week, Switch Off Fortnight and local litter picks.

Teacher and Green Team Leader Clare Marshall said:

“To have won an award designed to recognise and commend young people who have made a significant contribution to conservation and sustainability is very gratifying. The children work so hard to make a difference to the school, our local community and beyond. We were delighted to be given the opportunity, to not only go to the event, but to be recognised as overall winners.

“We now have to decide how to use the £500 award prize. The children are interested in making improvements to the diversity of wildlife we have in the school grounds -we are thinking of getting a hedgehog home and adopting two hedgehogs, improving our bird feeding station as well as spending some of the money on projects in the community such as sponsoring an animal.”

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