‘Eco cops’ on patrol for Team Green Britain

Bulwell Acadrmy Team Green Britain Day

Bulwell Acadrmy Team Green Britain Day

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‘ECO cops’ are among the weapons being used by Bulwell Academy to make the school more environmentally-friendly.

In a bid to protect the planet, students and families have been encouraged to make pledges as part of the Team Green Britain initiative.

The so-called ‘eco cops’ are pupils who are charged with making sure an agreed eco code is followed.

Other steps include new recycling bins, a competition to grow the tallest sunflower, the chance for students to grow their own plants and vegetables and volunteering for a litter pick on Squires Avenue where the school is based.

Families are also encouraged to recycle rubbish, save water, choose environmentally-friendly transport and reduce their carbon footprints by slashing energy bills.

To celebrate the progress made, the academy held a Green Britain Day and called on others to join Team Green Britain.

Students were rewarded with a non-uniform day, eco-themed performances from the school band and home-baked cakes.

Vice-principal David Brockhurst said: “It’s really important to us that eco-friendly practices become second nature to our students.”