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Pupils go green

PUBLISHED: 23:48 27 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:54 03 March 2010

CHILDREN at a Suffolk school became the greenest pupils in the county when they took part in a day of learning activities with an environmental theme.

Eco friendly pupils at Elmsett primary school also helped to launch the new Suffolk County Council booklet called Green Purchasing Guidelines, which gives consumers advice on how shop without costing the earth.

CHILDREN at a Suffolk school became the greenest pupils in the county when they took part in a day of learning activities with an environmental theme.

Eco friendly pupils at Elmsett primary school also helped to launch the new Suffolk County Council booklet called Green Purchasing Guidelines, which gives consumers advice on how shop without costing the earth.

Youngsters spent the day writing poetry with the expert help of Suffolk-based verse master Fred Sedgewick and designed posters reflecting an environmental theme.

Head teacher Paul Marshall said that the children, aged between four and 11-years-old, had benefited enormously from the day's events.

"The children were mesmerised by Fred Sedgewick who worked with each class on a different project. They were so enthralled they were staying in during playtime to finish off.

He added: "They produced some absolutely fantastic art work using materials from the Suffolk Scrap Store."

Joan Girling of Suffolk County Council was on hand to present prizes to the poster competition. She said: "This fun day has helped children become more aware of their environment and shown them practical ways in which they can help sustain it."

She added: "Green Purchasing Guidelines is packed full of information on environmentally friendly products and purchasing.

"It covers subjects such as packaging, transport, recycled products and energy efficiency."

The booklet has been distributed to all schools in the county and to all county council offices. It is also available to business and the general public on request.

For further information contact Cathy Reeve, Suffolk County Council's energy and environmental officer on 01473 584196.

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