Why St Mary’s lead the way in all things green

Aston Le Walls Primary School, has a new greenhouse made from plastic bottles.'Pictured are members of the schools Eco committee with Jacob Iley ( 6 ) in the foreground.
Aston Le Walls Primary School, has a new greenhouse made from plastic bottles.'Pictured are members of the schools Eco committee with Jacob Iley ( 6 ) in the foreground.

Eco-friendly pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Aston le Walls have completed construction of a greenhouse made from 1,400 recycled plastic bottles.

As part of the school’s development of Eco awareness pupils from the Eco-Council recommended the project just before Easter.

Using two-litre bottles, the Eco-Council – which is made up of representatives from each class - teacher Debra Concannon and parent representative Rebecca Iley, took the lead on the project but got the whole school involved in the construction of the greenhouse which took only two weeks.

Eco Council member, Naomi Minnock, nine, was delighted with the project. She said “It’s eco-friendly and is a really useful greenhouse that didn’t cost us the earth to build.”

One parent donated wood for the greenhouse frame while others collected bottles for the structure.

Headteacher Janice Hamilton said: “All the children have had a hand in the construction and it is a fabulous addition to the school garden. The children are very proud of their achievement and they already have tomato plants flourishing”.

Food grown in the garden and greenhouse will be shared by children in a special school lunch.

The eco-project is the latest from the school which received the highly sought after Green Flag Award from eco- schools in 2011.