West Cliff school goes green

Children from year 2 at West Cliff School donating unwanted gifts to the Sue Ryder charity shop on Skinner Street, Renee Bowman, Jordan Ford and Abigail Pearson hand gifts to Sue Chester and Monica Foster''w110309a   Picture: Ceri Oakes  20/01/11
Children from year 2 at West Cliff School donating unwanted gifts to the Sue Ryder charity shop on Skinner Street, Renee Bowman, Jordan Ford and Abigail Pearson hand gifts to Sue Chester and Monica Foster''w110309a Picture: Ceri Oakes 20/01/11

KIND-HEARTED children from West Cliff Primary have helped those less fortunate as part of a school recycling project.

In the last fortnight West Cliff School has turned green.

Children from year 2 at West Cliff School donating unwanted gifts to the Sue Ryder charity shop on Skinner Street,''Mollie Burnett, Koby Dakin, Bobbi-Anne Franklin, Marshall Kelly, Bailey Stamp and Jessie Price''w110309b   Picture: Ceri Oakes  20/01/11

Children from year 2 at West Cliff School donating unwanted gifts to the Sue Ryder charity shop on Skinner Street,''Mollie Burnett, Koby Dakin, Bobbi-Anne Franklin, Marshall Kelly, Bailey Stamp and Jessie Price''w110309b Picture: Ceri Oakes 20/01/11

It has had visits from the recycling officers at Scarborough Council who showed them how to use blue bins and make paper and Powerdown Pete, a carbon reduction officer from North Yorkshire County Council.

Pupils have also been looking at what can be reused making items from bird feeders to bags with unwanted junk and the eco-team members from each class have been making sure computers and lights are switched off and that anything that can be recycled is.

The Turtle class visited the Sue Ryder charity shop on Skinner Street last week to see how reusing can benefit others.

They took unwanted Christmas gifts to the shop so they can be sold on.

Manager Sue Chester said: “This is such a kind gesture by the children and comes at a very important time for the charity.

“We are giving out lots of donation bags in the shop and asking everyone to have an early spring clean and bring us their unwanted items.”

The Green fortnight ended with ‘Green Day’ where the whole school dressed in green clothes and Mrs Kath Breckon cooked a special green dinner including ‘Earth Pudding and green custard’.