Schools International Eco Charter

In October, as part of the Comenius Life Learning Project (funded by the British Council), six pupils from Blewbury School travelled to South West France where they were joined by pupils from France, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic.

The Comenius project’s aim is to promote cohesion and understanding between European countries. This year the children met to present ideas of actions that could be made to help make our world more sustainable. Each country presented five ideas which the children discussed, questioned and ranked in order of importance. They then very democratically decided on the five agreed aims to take back to all the schools. They wanted to harvest water, cut down on wastage of paper, recycle a greater variety of materials, waste less food in dining halls and wear warmer clothes before turning up the heating.

We will all work on these and see if they make a difference to our energy usage.

Andrea Brown