An Academy is working with primary schools across Weston and Worle in Somerset. to inspire future Greta Thunbergs and set up ‘Green Teams’ to help the community and environment.
Jack Clark, 15, of Worle Community School Academy will take his fellow eco students into primary schools to set up green teams.
His ‘Green Team’ of students called Climate Justice Revolution (CJR) has influenced WCSA’s Leadership Team to make improvements to cut slash and waste and deliver better recycling facilities.
The academy will also link with existing primary school eco-teams to support their work.
The first schools to sign up to the scheme are St Anne’s Church Academy and Castle Batch Primary School Academy.
Castle Batch Pupil Katy Adams, 8, pictured centre left, won the school’s ‘Heroes’ Award after organising litter picks in her community. The second photo shows pupils at St Anne’s preparing for their Green Team partnership.
Jack has continued to lead 20 students in the Climate Justice Revolution Group he set up even during the COVID-19 lockdown, driving ahead with his eco-plans.
During lockdown he became the founding editor of the school’s Green Gazette, and has now just won an award from the Global Goals competition.
He was also part of the team which won an award for environmentally friendly travel earlier this year.
Principal Jacqui Scott said: “We love to partner with our local primary schools and there are few greater causes than the environment. Our students have really caught the enthusiasm to create their own movement within Weston-super-Mare.”
WCSA is a caring academy that encourages aspiration and ambition in every student.
If any primary schools would like to be involved please contact the school on 01934 510777