Hundreds of pupils from schools across Wales have held ‘Eco Days of Action’ as part of a Welsh Government funded initiative.

Over 60 Eco Days of Action have taken place focusing on four topic areas – litter, waste minimisation, biodiversity in school grounds and water. More than 3000 pupils were involved in a range of activities from community litter picks to river sampling.

The Eco Days of Action were organised by Keep Wales Tidy, the environmental charity which also runs the international Eco-Schools programme in Wales. Over 90% of schools are registered on the programme which aims to help pupils learn about sustainable living and global citizenship.

 

Hannah Blythyn AM, Minister for Environment said:

The Eco Days of Action show how young people in Wales are committed to achieving a sustainable future for their schools, communities and environment. It’s fantastic to see the range of activities that have taken place and I’d like to thank all of the pupils involved for their hard work. I’m delighted the Welsh Government has been able to finance this initiative and I hope it will inspire other schools to take action.

 

A series of resources based on the Eco Days of Action have now been created to support other schools to make positive environmental changes.

 

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:

The Eco-Schools programme continues to go from strength to strength, with the Eco Days of Action being the latest initiative that’s encouraging pupils to be leaders of change their communities.

“The great thing about the programme is that there’s always room to develop and build on the incredible work that the pupils do, at every age. We hope the resources will help other schools on their Eco-Schools journey.

 

For more information on the Eco-Schools programme, visit www.keepwalestidy.cymru  

View and download the Eco Day of Action Resource here

Eco-Sgolion ar draws Cymru’n gweithredu