Pupils from Christ Church Primary School in Birkenhead have been crowned Cool Climate Challenge champions for 2018 with their proposals to tackle plastic pollution.
Teams of children from nine Wirral primary schools attended the annual challenge to help find solutions to environment problems.
The ‘challenge’ is revealed to the teams after they arrive and pupils were then given time to develop their ideas to ‘take better care of our seas and/or rivers.’
They were then asked to present their ideas to the judging panel made up of Wirral’s Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Geoffrey Watt and his wife Anne, council officers and a Masters student from Liverpool John Moores University.
This year’s winning idea involved an arty campaign to make sculptures made of plastic waste of animals who suffer as a result of plastic in our oceans and rivers to help raise awareness. They also suggested using reusable mugs in schools across Wirral with eco-message designs on the side to help cut plastic waste.
Pupils from the Priory Parish, St Johns Juniors, Overchurch Juniors, Woodlands, St Albans, Greenleas & Heswall primary also took part and their ideas included novel ways to limit plastic pollution, create more sustainable shipping and protect sea-life.
Last year’s winners Well Lane Primary School hosted the event after their idea of planting hedgerows along school boundaries to protect against air pollution was rolled out at a number of schools across Wirral over the last 12 months.
The event is part of Wirral Council’s successful eco schools programme and supports Wirral’s climate change strategy.
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Published by Wirral Council News on Tue, 03 Jul 2018 http://www.wirral.gov.uk