Ormskirk County Councillor Nikki Hennessy and West Lancashire Borough Councillor Ann Fennell paid a visit to West End Primary School on Friday 25th June to meet the Schools ‘Eco Committee’; Ezra Fallaize (Y6), Charlie Nixon (Y6), Bonnie Mahood (Y4) and Leo Harpin (Y3).
The Eco-committee are completing an Environmental review of the School and the outdoor space as part of the process in becoming an ‘Eco-School’.
Like many Schools, staff and pupils care deeply about environmental issues and have a strong desire to actively protect our planet.
The pupils told the Councillors about changes that they are putting in place to help the environment and that they wanted their support to help with their outdoor space and biodiversity.
Some of the activities the children have been undertaking:
- They have put signs up on light switches, computers, and whiteboards to ensure they are switched off.
- They have had all the items of School uniform no longer required, freshly laundered and are given away so that they can be re-used.
- Use reusable milk beakers instead of wasting milk packaging.
- Recycle cartons.
- Promoted walking to school along with road safety.
Councillor Nikki Hennessy said ‘I was really impressed with the Eco-committee’s knowledge and willingness to put changes in place to reduce their emissions. I am going to be contacting LCC officers to see if we can be of any help or support for West End School.
Councillor Anne Fennell was equally impressed and offered to ask if WLBC Rangers have any expertise they can help with the process.
The Councillors were then asked to join the whole school ‘virtually’ and read out the weekly awards at the Celebration Assembly. West End celebrate their “Superstars”, who have been chosen by the school staff for a variety of reasons, such as being kind and helpful or for trying really hard at something.
Councillor Hennessy remarked ‘It is always a pleasure visiting West End School, the pupils are so welcoming and friendly. Hearing how hard the Children have worked and how good they behave towards each other makes me feel very proud. I look forward to another visit’.