Award for water savers

The green approach...members of the eco-council at Cavendish Primary.

The green approach...members of the eco-council at Cavendish Primary.

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CHILDREN at a primary school have been rewarded for their eco-friendly efforts with an award.

Cavendish Primary School was presented with a bronze award on Tuesday by Paul Daley of the charity Wateraid.

The award is for the school’s work in highlighting to pupils the importance of taking care of the world around them, after an “eco-council” was set up at the school where members carried out an environmental review of the grounds, the use of energy and recycling.

From this the children created an action plan and began recycling water, and put up an eco-council notice board to keep everyone informed.

Headteacher Cheryl Wass said: “We are thrilled with the children’s hard work and their motivation.

“The children were very proud to accept their award, especially as it was World Water Day, and are determined to get the silver award next time.”

World Water Day focuses attention on the need for fresh water and advocation of the sustainable management of freshwater resources.