Eco-warriors boosted by £1,000 donation

Eco teams at Moor Park Primary School gratefully received a cheque of �1,000 from Cost Cutters Bispham to help fund their work.

Eco teams at Moor Park Primary School gratefully received a cheque of �1,000 from Cost Cutters Bispham to help fund their work.

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Young eco-warriors are well on their way to securing an environmental award thanks to a donation to aid their work.

Children at Moor Park Primary School have been given £1,000 from staff at nearby shop CostCutters to help buy equipment to help their eco endeavours.

The school on Moor Park Avenue, Bispham has set up a number of schemes in a bid to gain the Silver Eco Schools Award, including auditing energy use, recycling and growing their own fruit and veg.

The school must meet a number of criteria to win the Eco Schools award.

Alexie Kent, five, said: “We have been busy making sure lights are off, taps are off and recycling bins are used correctly.

“When we work as a team it makes it easier to make our school better.”

Now the school’s eco teams and garden teams are deciding on how to spent the donation, given by David and Liz May from Cost Cutters in Bispham.

Eco-coordinator Emma Pook said: “The children were very excited to get the money, they were in awe of these people bringing so much money and very grateful for it.”

The school is also planning its own ‘dark day’ where no lights, computers or electrical goods will be turned on to see how much energy can be saved.

Harrison Ormond, eight, said: “We are looking forward to our dark day when nobody will be able to use electricity.

“The eco-rangers will have to approve applications from teachers for them to use their computers but we are going to say no – they have to save energy for the day.”

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