Turning attention to environmental issues
Environmentally-friendly students have been picking rubbish off Northumberland beaches.
At the end of the summer term, pupils from Alnwick’s Duchess’s Community High School went to three coastal spots to do plogging – jogging combined with litter-picking.
The school teamed up with Coast Care, which provided equipment and guidance to ensure the tidy-ups were carried out safely.
Some students are getting involved with Coast Care over the summer holidays on projects which will widen their understanding of conservation, while others are looking at ways that the school can reduce singe-use plastics.
In September, the school will launch Conservation Club, which aims to educate students on conservation issues in a fun and active way.
Thirty students have also signed up to visit the Galapagos Islands in 2020 to learn about ecology and conservation.
If anybody/organisations want to support the school’s going greener approach, get in touch.