Let’s hear it for the future of the planet say Sheffield pupils

Dore Primary school pupils who wrote to the Star about climate change'Amy Birchmore, Mabel Rutter and Laura May
Dore Primary school pupils who wrote to the Star about climate change'Amy Birchmore, Mabel Rutter and Laura May
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WINNING the war on global warming is top priority for a young band of eco-warriors at a Sheffield primary.

Now youngsters from Dore Primary School have called upon readers of The Star to do their bit to combat climate change as part of a special project.

Pupils at Dore Primary School wrote to The Star about climate change.

Pupils at Dore Primary School wrote to The Star about climate change.

The Star’s mailbox was inundated with impassioned letters from children in Year 3 asking people in South Yorkshire to help reduce carbon emissions.

A classroom project examining the effects of global warming on the Arctic and across the world, delivered with the help of trainee teachers Hannah Mason and Lizzie Kirton, inspired the seven- and eight-year-olds to pen the pleas.

Setting out the mission, pupil Aggie Sykes Whateley wrote: “We are writing to inform you about the devastating effect global warming is doing to our planet!”

The children have been learning about how steps such as turning the light off when you are not in a room can help in the fight to protect the planet. They also explored how litter affects the environment.

And they were keen to share their new-found knowledge with Star readers so they too can use small changes to make a difference.

Mabel Rutter wrote: “You need to only use your cars if you need to. Otherwise the amazing paradise will melt away. Driving also makes pollution. Did you know pollution is bad for the world?”

Haroon Imran added: “We can help by putting solar panels on our houses. Switch off your light when you are not in the room. In the future use electric cars.”

In her letter, Amy Birchmore said: “Recycle! Why do you drop litter? Save the world by turning off electricity. Plus do not leave your TV on standby. Please help it’s not for me it’s for the Arctic.”