Green day comes to Suffolk school

TEACHERS and students walked, cycled or ran to school to kick-start a day of getting to grips with the environment.Farlingaye High School's Eco Day illustrated a wide range of opportunities, big and small, for people to change their way of life to help stop climate change and preserve natural resources - with everyone doing something to make a difference to the planet's future.

TEACHERS and students walked, cycled or ran to school to kick-start a day of getting to grips with the environment.

Farlingaye High School's Eco Day illustrated a wide range of opportunities, big and small, for people to change their way of life to help stop climate change and preserve natural resources - with everyone doing something to make a difference to the planet's future.

All staff and students were encouraged to pledge to do something different for the day or week that is more environmentally aware. Each pledge is being displayed on a large noticeboard at the front of school in Ransom Road, Woodbridge.

Headteacher Sue Hargadon pledged to cycle to school from Debenham, and several other staff to run or walk.

Ms Hargadon said the day was a “fantastic opportunity” for a whole school focus on a very important issue.

“It's essential that students have some environmental awareness and I think it's a great way of getting everyone in the school to do something,” she said.

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During the day students took part in litter picking with groups working to clear Houchell's Meadow, a public area behind the school.

Others painted and tided the school's recycling area, using any unused outside paint staff and students had lurking in their sheds, and at lunchtime there was a multi-coloured swap shop for everyone to bring in unwanted items and trade them for things they did want.

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