Lessons in sustainability at Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary

Holme on spalding moor school - Nursery class, making flowers
Holme on spalding moor school - Nursery class, making flowers

YOUNGSTERS at Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary School have been learning about the importance of sustainability.

A wide variety of activities took place during the school’s ‘Sustainability Day’ recently, including making new items out of old materials, design technology work using recycled packaging, poetry, recycling and fairtrade cooking.

Headteacher Mark Alston said: “As a principle I think it is important for children to grow up with the appreciation that they young cannot milk resources and to make sure subsequent generations have a pleasant place to live.

“The children are very keen on the whole idea. The whole school is.

“It is a long-term project. We have other things in the pipeline. One of the next things is building a green house out of drinks bottles.”

In its bid to be a sustainable school, Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary has identified seven key areas. These are food and drink, energy and water, travel and traffic, buying things and waste, school buildings and grounds, valuing everyone and ‘Act local, think global’.

See next week’s Pocklington Post (7 March) for more pictures.