Green school nomination

Prospect Hill Junior School receive Best Green School nomination for Guardian Best in Schools Awards.  Nominated by pupil Jamie Farrar, nine, pictured holding certificate.  Pictured at the back is the school eco group with teacher Mark Nunn and General Support Assistant Garry Nelson  (w110413-7)
Prospect Hill Junior School receive Best Green School nomination for Guardian Best in Schools Awards. Nominated by pupil Jamie Farrar, nine, pictured holding certificate. Pictured at the back is the school eco group with teacher Mark Nunn and General Support Assistant Garry Nelson (w110413-7)
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Prospect Hill Junior School has been nominated for the best green school by one of its pupils.

Jamie Farrar, nine, put forward her school which is doing so much to help the environment.

Along with an eco group that meets every Wednesday, the school also has an array of other green credentials including a huge wildlife area, berry bushes and an apple tree which pupils use to make fruit pies as well as vegetable beds.

There are also bird boxes hanging from trees, a compost bin and a bug hotel.

The school is part of a free nationwide programme that collects recycled waste.

Pupils have collected 676 yoghurt pots and bottles, earning two pence for each one, which were sent to TerraCycle who turn them in affordable, eco-friendly products.

“The real value for the school is how excited the kids get about how many plastic pots they can save and enabling us to practically teach them the importance of resource conservation, recycling and upcycling,” said Jacky Nunn, the school’s finance and office manager.