Eco warriors have been having a green day to help save the rainforest.
A huge area, equivalent to the size of 240 rugby pitches, has been rescued by children from Dafen School after holding a green clothes day.
Rainforests cover part of the earth’s surface and are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.
The project is part of the Eco Schools programme, where children take key roles in decision making and participation in order to reduce the environmental impact of their school and community.
The school has received its second Green Flag for eco friendly projects which include recycling, holding energy workshops, composting, collecting rainfall and protecting wildlife.
To increase healthy eating a food co-operative is being driven forward where children buy locally sourced fruit and vegetables, bag it and sell in on to their parents. Ella Smith, of Year Four said: “I help by switching off the lights in school and at home. I make sure all the switches are turned off at home and often turn off the TV so that it’s not in stand by mode.”
Over 2,500 plastic bottles have been collected by the schoolchildren in preparation for a bottled greenhouse in the school grounds.
Executive board member for technical services, Cllr Colin Evans said: “It’s fantastic to see the children’s enthusiasm in helping to reduce harmful effects of climate change.
“The school is pulling out all the stops to educate and increase children’s knowledge on climate change and sustainability.”
Carmarthenshire County Council
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