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

40 Eco Days of Action have taken place focussing on four topic areas – biodiversity, energy, litter and waste minimisation, with a focus on reducing single-use plastics. Through school assemblies and workshops, whole school activities and sustainable actions, pupils carried out a range of activities from #2minutebeachcleans and birdwatching, to creating posters and hunting minibeasts.

The Eco Days of Action were organised by Keep Wales Tidy, the environmental charity which runs the international Eco-Schools programme in Wales. Over 90% of schools are registered on the programme which has helped pupils learn about sustainable living and global citizenship for 25 years.

Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs said:

The Welsh Government is pleased to continue its support for the Eco Days of Action which highlight the commitment of young people in Wales to playing their part in helping ensure a sustainable future for all. I’d like to thank all of the pupils involved for their hard work in helping to bring about actions which will strengthen our response to climate change and help ensure a sustainable future.

Resources based on this year’s Eco Days of Action will be created to support other schools to make positive environmental changes.

Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy said:

As the 25th anniversary of Eco-Schools is celebrated around the world, it’s exciting to see the programme continuing to go from strength to strength in Wales. Eco Days of Action is one of the latest initiatives that’s encouraging pupils to be leaders of change their communities.

The great thing about the Eco-Schools 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-journey.

 

Eco-Sgolion ar draws Cymru’n gweithredu