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Wellacre’s Environmental Ambassadors

Posted at 11:18 am on 11th December, 2019

Making a Difference to the Environment

Since September 2019, a team of student Environmental Ambassadors have been working hard to make an impact to the school and wider community. 

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In September, Wellacre invited students to become an Environmental Ambassador and many were keen to join and champion all things ‘green.’   They drive forward ideas to educate and inspire others to make a difference; initial schemes include recycling plastic bottles and litter-picking, and they have more they would like to implement in the future.

Year 9 student, Stanley, said:

“I wanted to become an Ambassador to save the environment.  I feel it’s really important to help stop global warming. It’s our generation that will suffer the consequences unless we take action now.”

Year 9 Adam added:

“I really like being outdoors and it’s disappointing to see it being ruined by litter, so I wanted to do something to help.”

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Led by Teacher of Geography, Mrs Doolan, the team established a class recycling scheme for plastic bottles.  The students ensured the classrooms were recycling ready with recycling bins and work a daily collection rota during lunch and tutor time. 

Alongside this scheme, Wellacre’s Environmental Ambassadors also undertake regular litter picking duties to ensure the school is free from as much litter as possible.  

Mrs Doolan. Teacher of Geography, said:

“The school community has been fully supportive of the scheme and the effort that are Environmental Ambassadors are making.  I’m really proud of their commitment to improving the environment and ensuring a sustainable future.”

The team are exploring more initiatives next term, which involve the more hard to recycle plastics in the everyday home and that also encourage the reuse of plastics i.e. Wellacre’s House water bottles, which were introduced last year.   

A huge well done to Year 8s Harrison, George, Ben and Peter, and Year 9s Billy, Stanley, Charlie, Anthony, Adam, Hayden, Santino, Oliver and Hisham.