We love to encourage people in general, and children in particular, to respect the environment so that we can provide a sustainable future for generations to come. We were delighted to receive this e mail from Calypso’s Mum, Pippa:
“Calypso is at Burwash Church of England Primary School in East Sussex. She is a year 5 pupil, and was appointed a member of the Eco School Council at her school. They are learning about ways to help the environment and to make their school more ‘green’. Calypso and I had both had a chat about it, and one of the ways we thought would be helpful, is if the school stopped using chemical laden cleaning products. And because we use many of your products in our home (and we love them), we thought it would be a good idea to educate the school a little on the impact of using products that are unethical and harmful, and to try introduce them to your wonderful products.”
“Our Eco School committee was set up in 2011. We currently have 10 children on the Eco School committee ranging from Year 2 to Year 6. There are also 6 members of staff covering a wide range of roles. Over the past couple of years we have worked on a variety of Eco School topics including our school grounds, water, healthy living, litter, bio-diversity and waste. These topics have all been incorporated into the curriculum and the whole school works on aspects of them. Our work in these areas has allowed us to gain the Eco School Bronze and Silver awards.
Our main focus this year is energy, recycling and bio-diversity. At the beginning of the school year we completed a whole school topic on Energy which the children learnt a lot from. We hope to gain the Green Flag award (the top award) from Eco – Schools this academic year.
The products you sent us have proved very successful in school. The washing up liquid and hand wash in particular have been used by the staff and they have commented on how long lasting and bubbly it is! Our school also runs a Forest School programme which now uses your products whilst out in the woods in order to be as eco-friendly as possible.”
Great work, Eco team, parents and supporters, we’re very proud of you!
Sara and Lloyd