Green thinking kids in line for award

Montessori's young environmentalists Ava Farnsworth, Jasmine Davis, Sam Taylor, Remi Ferrari, Charlie Ellerby and Max Johnson.
Montessori's young environmentalists Ava Farnsworth, Jasmine Davis, Sam Taylor, Remi Ferrari, Charlie Ellerby and Max Johnson.
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Young environmentalists from Caistor are in line for a county award.

Lincolnshire Montessori’s ‘Eco-Friendlies’ have been shortlisted for a Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award 2013. The Eco Schools committee, comprising of children aged seven to ten, have reached the finals of the awards organised by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Last year, the group secured the Eco schools ‘Green Flag’ and their work has gone from strength to strength.

“We hope to build up a strong committee to create a more eco-friendly school,” said Eco Schools committee member Charlie Ellerby.

And they are certainly proving their worth.

So far, they have increased the school’s recycling, reduced energy consumption and attended an after school wildlife club.

The group has also been working with the school PTA on seeking funds for Forest Schools training.

The Eco-Friendlies will now have a visit from Wildlife Trust judges this month and make a presentation to a panel, including environmental campaigner David Bellamy.

“We are really pleased to have the chance to share our work,” added Charlie.

The school has also been nominated by Caistor in Bloom to submit an entry to the East Midlands in Bloom School Garden competition.

“We have a busy few weeks ahead,” said Development Manager Nathan Archer. ”We are very pleased for the children that their hard work has been recognised thus far.”