Wildlife award for north Norfolk school

Environmentally friendly children at a north Norfolk School have won two awards for their work.

The pupils from Kelling Primary School have just been given the bronze award in both the Eco Schools and Big Wildlife Garden schemes.

Kelling first set up an Eco Team in November last year, involving pupils in all years from reception to year six.

The Eco Team then set to work on a school audit that highlighted areas of the school that could be made more environmentally friendly, both inside and out.

The pupils are looking at ways in which to transform their school's daily routine into one that benefits the environment and saves the school money.

As part of the Big Wildlife Garden Scheme they have been working with Chris Wright from Roots and Shoots, based at Holt Hall, to improve the school's natural surroundings.

The children have already cleared the pond area and are now working to expand and improve the growing beds by moving them to the site where an old mobile classroom was located.

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Headteacher Anita Gutteridge said, 'Obtaining both Awards is something that the whole school can be proud of. Each pupil can be very pleased knowing that their actions have significantly altered their local environment. But this is only the start, the greater challenge is now to work towards the Silver and much coveted Green Flag awards in both schemes.'