Burnwood Community School to Welcome Stephen Twigg in Recognition of its Environmental Achievements

Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 10:52
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Shadow Secretary of State for Education Stephen Twigg MP is visiting Burnwood Community School this Friday to see firsthand how the school is making its Eco School status an integral part of students learning.

"Eco-Schools" is an international award programme that encourages schools and pupils to live sustainably by reducing litter, cutting energy use and promoting healthy lifestyles.

The Shadow Minister will also be opening the school's new community room which will allow families to come together in a learning environment.

Joan Walley MP has organised the visit and said;

"I wanted Stephen to visit Stoke-on-Trent to see for himself what a great job the staff and pupils at Burnwood are doing to ensure that the environment is at the heart of school life. The school has led the way in promoting healthy eating and greener lifestyles by installing solar panels, encouraging cycling, planting allotments and introducing innovative travel
to school schemes. Their efforts are truly remarkable and have provided huge benefits to pupils, parents and teachers alike."

Stephen Twigg MP said

"I am pleased to be visiting Burnwood School to see for myself the good work they are doing to promote sustainable living. Embedding sustainability at the heart of the curriculum teaches pupils valuable lessons about their natural environment and the importance of protecting it for future generations. Burnwood's innovative approach provides a blueprint for other schools to follow and I congratulate them on their efforts."

Headteacher Dianne Herbert said;

"We are delighted that Stephen Twigg is visiting our school to see the creative and environmental work that the children and families engage in. The pupils have worked really hard and I am pleased they are getting this recognition." 

Source: ©Parliament 

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