A group of Preparatory School eco warriors have earned a prestigious award.
Rydal Penrhos’ Eco Committee, which is run by teacher Julie Woodthorpe, have achieved its Bronze Award through the Green Tree Schools scheme, which run by conservation charity the Woodland Trust.
The school have taken part in a number of activities which have contributed to the award, including a writing competition last year by Year 3 pupils, and sharing an assembly created by the Trust about ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’.
Committee members and other prep pupils will now begin working hard on gaining their Silver award from the charity, and they hope to receive their first point thanks to Rydal Penrhos’ recent Christmas card recycling scheme.
The Eco Committee have also adopted an orang-utan called Chikita through Orangutan Appeal UK.
They were inspired by a recent visit from local artists and conservation worker Jacha Potgieter, who gave a talk to the Prep children about the plight of orang-utans in Borneo and the work of the charity at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.
For their efforts, the group will receive regular updates on Chikita and the work that the organisation is doing to preserve the endangered species.