The motto of Leighton Park’s Junior and Senior Eco Club is ‘We may be small, but together we are mighty!” This term, the group continue to share their initiatives with the wider school community. Such was the case on Tuesday 25th January when the Eco Clubs held a Games Night for Fryer, with the aim of raising funds and awareness for international charity, Books2Africa.
“Books2Africa is a non-profit organisation who are collecting books and shipping them to children and adults in Africa. We’re collecting unused books from the Library and trying to gather donations.” spoke Year 7 student, Artur, in Collect.
That evening, the Library was anything but quiet as Fryer competed in Cluedo, Kahoot! and Codename, fuelled by a tantalising table of treats and refreshments. The evening, raised a total of £84.
Eco Club member, Roisin in the Upper Sixth commented “I am very glad that we made some money to help send our books to Africa. The students had a great time playing games. It was great to be part of it!” One Year 9 student remarked, “This is the best thing we’ve ever done!”
Other projects that are currently being championed by the Eco Clubs include the implementation of bokashi bins on the Park and the local area, as well as Planet Super League; an opportunity for Year 7 to 9 to take part in some virtual, football-inspired eco fun. We are currently 35th in the league out of 99 schools taking part nationwide.
“There are so many things that you can get involved in – NEWTs, one of the two Eco Clubs (junior or senior), Sustainable Cooking and STEAM; they’re all part of the same initiative!” enthused Eco Club Leader, Jo Toovey.
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