Green turns to gold for carbon-cutting pupils

pupils from Saltersgate Junior School with Councillor Mark Thompson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability; Waste Disposal & Recycling, Sue Lindley, Year 3 teacher and Eco Schools Manager and Claire George, Energy & Sustainability Project Adviser.
pupils from Saltersgate Junior School with Councillor Mark Thompson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability; Waste Disposal & Recycling, Sue Lindley, Year 3 teacher and Eco Schools Manager and Claire George, Energy & Sustainability Project Adviser.
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SALTERSGATE Junior School is top of the class when it comes to carbon reduction after becoming the first school in Doncaster this year to achieve a Gold Active Students Award.

Doncaster Council’s Active Students Award Scheme is a student-led carbon reduction initiative and the pupils have already achieved their Bronze and Silver awards.

The Gold award was presented for continuous education in energy efficiency and climate change. They have also shown constant awareness within the school of energy usage through energy monitors.

Many schools across the borough have signed up to the scheme, each one coming up with projects to support carbon reduction.

Sue Lindley, year three teacher said: “The children are a joy to work with and their enthusiasm is infectious.

“The environment really seems to have struck a chord with them. We are planning to hold an eco week at the school and the children have impressed us.”