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Preston boys’ school forms eco group to help save the planet

Posted on - 29th May, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Parks, Preston News, Schools
Members of Eden Boys' School eco group at Moor Park
Members at Eden Boys’ School eco group at Moor Park

Pupils at a Preston boys’ school have formed an eco group to raise awareness of issues affecting the planet.

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The Year 7 pupils at Eden Boys’ School want to help improve the local area around the Adelaide Street school, as well as raise awareness within the school of environmental issues including climate change.

For their first project, the eco group organised a bake sale and raised £200 to buy four trees to plant in Moor Park.

With help from park rangers and the Friends of Moor Park, the pupils dug holes and prepared the soil before planting the trees.

Sandra Thackeray, Head of Year 7 at the school, said: “Well done to our Eco Group for demonstrating service, teamwork, ambition and respect by organising this first tree planting project.

“As well as the environmental benefits, it was a lovely experience for them to talk to the volunteers about the history of the park and their work to help maintain it as a beautiful green space for the community to use.”

Read more: Project to teach children to ‘live and let live’ could be coming to Preston

The eco group is planning future project ideas including raising more money to buy plants, trees and flowers to improve the look of the school’s outside areas. They are also researching the best indoor plants to put in classrooms to help boost the oxygen levels and air quality.

Read more: Size of Moor Park conservation area to be reduced

What do you think of the eco group and its plans? Let us know in the comments below.

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