Greener future on the cards for Welwyn Garden City school

PUBLISHED: 10:37 31 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:47 26 October 2009

The children at Springmead School

The children at Springmead School

A GREEN school has been doing its bit to help the environment with a post-yuletide recycling project. Springmead Primary School, in Hilly Fields, WGC, supported a campaign by The Woodland Trust to salvage last year's Christmas cards. In 2008, supporters o

A GREEN school has been doing its bit to help the environment with a post-yuletide recycling project.

Springmead Primary School, in Hilly Fields, WGC, supported a campaign by The Woodland Trust to salvage last year's Christmas cards.

In 2008, supporters of the conservation charity collected 73.6m cards nationwide, which enabled 17,000 trees to be planted across the UK.

And this year Springmead, which has its own pupils' Eco-Buddies committee, has been keen to contribute.

As well as collecting Christmas cards, the children have also been reclaiming paper and unwanted clothes.

Speaking about the recycling project, teacher Helen Payne said: "It is really exciting to be making a difference in the school.

And praising the work of the children, she added: "Our young committee has some wonderful ideas, such as adding a pond and bird feeders to encourage more wildlife.

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