Dunannie pupils take action to protect environment

Posted on 06th March 2020

A number of pupils at Bedales Pre-prep, Dunannie have taken action to protect the environment by going out litter picking in the local area.

Pupils in Years 2 and 3 – including Sydney Stirling, Roma Livesey, Martha Burnell-Nugent and Harriet Woodfine – have asked their parents to take them litter picking after being inspired by discussions at school about environmental issues. Harriet, who recently collected litter at Frensham Pond, was commended for her efforts by several members of the public while she litterpicked.

Year 2 class teacher Camilla Bell explained that at Dunannie the environmental curriculum is interwoven into every aspect of children’s learning, with the aim of teaching anappreciation that everyone is responsible for the planet – and they can therefore all make a difference, no matter how big or small.

Head of Dunannie Victoria Homewood said: “From the outset, children at Dunannie learn about their rights and responsibilities and to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of the community. It is wonderful that pupils are putting what they have learned into action. We were so pleased to hear that Harriet enjoyed litter picking and that her hard work was recognised by other members of the community. Well done Harriet!”

Representatives from Bedales Pre-prep, Prep and Senior Schools recently spoke at the Earth Protectors Conference, hosted at the school in partnership with The Sustainability Centre, which gave teachers ideas on how to embed sustainability across the school curriculum.