Ten Norfolk schools join eco-sculpture challenge

Children from a clutch of Norfolk's coastal schools are to mark Climate Change Week by creating eco sculptures and celebrating their schools' environmental achievements.

Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk Coast Partnership's Sustainable Development Fund have been supporting 12 Norfolk schools, which are all in the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to work towards Eco-Schools bronze or silver awards.

Thirty pupils from 10 of the schools will join together at Overstrand The Belfry Primary School on Wednesday to share their schools' successes and talk about what they have been doing to combat climate change since participating in the project.

The project gave teachers the opportunity to take part in a sustainable schools training day at Holt Hall last year. They took what they had learnt back to their schools, supporting more than 300 children to look at how they could reduce their carbon footprint both within and outside school.

Actions from schools include establishing wormeries, setting up teams of energy-busters, making raised beds for growing vegetables and joining forces with schools overseas to share ideas.

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Children will gather at Overstrand The Belfry School on Wednesday to share their work and make sculptures with local environmental artist Peter Talbot.

The children will also enjoy fair trade tea and locally produced cake and will hear about what the school has done to become more sustainable.

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The schools attending are: Hindringham Primary, Snettisham Primary, Blakeney Primary, Kelling Primary, Gresham Village School, King George VI School at Bircham Newton, Sheringham Primary, Overstrand The Belfry, Heacham Primary and Millfield Primary at North Walsham.

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