Eco Club is a big hit
Pleckgate High School pupils are doing their bit for the environment especially around their school after they started The Eco Club.
The club was launched by geography teacher Jade Banks and, despite being in its infancy, more than 30 pupils have signed up and attend every Tuesday.
“It’s been really popular,” said Mrs Banks. “They have been looking at how they can improve the environment around school and the main ideas they have identified is the litter, where it’s been discarded and if it has been recycled, and the use of plastic bottles.
“Five pupils even gave a mini presentation to the Senior Leadership Team after school to talk through the initial ideas and aspirations of the group.
“We will eventually be aiming for an Eco School award.”
Year 10 Safa said: “It’s important we start identifying the problems now and, as the oldest in this group, we need to set an example.
“We need school to be tidy but also we need to recycle more and make sure litter goes in the correct place.”
Year Nine Sheban has plenty of ideas about transforming the way the whole school deals with recycling.
“I have told Mrs Banks, I have a lot of ideas about how it should all work, such as special bins for recycling banana and apple skins which can be turned into compost and used again.”