Our Year 2 pupils were asking people to really consider their environmental impact with the stunning performance of their play, Eddie the Penguin saves the world!
With a powerful message that we have one world and MUST look after it, the play explored ways we can all make a difference, including recycling, saving energy and better ways to travel to school than driving, such as skipping and scooting.
Mrs Bull was extremely proud to see how passionate Year 2 were about reducing the environmental impact we all have, particularly as the Partnership has just registered with Eco-Schools - an international education programme that encourages children to take the lead in making changes to improve the environment. “Building on the platform of our recently awarded GOOD Ofsted rating, I’m proud that our education reaches beyond the classroom, and is engaging children with real life issues. It is wonderful to watch them take ownership of these ideas, and the enthusiasm they have shown for educating others has been truly inspirational to watch. I defy anyone who enjoyed the play not to have been moved into thinking about the changes they could make.”
Rosemary Lilley, who is a school governor and supports other local schools across the West Berkshire area, commented “The children were wonderful. Their enjoyment was palpable and I am sure that the story has helped them to learn so much about global warming” adding that it was “good to see the inclusion of children with special needs taking particular roles and all the children supporting one another.”