July 25, 2024

School pours in green initiative to tackle climate change

Prestatyn pupils are taking a green approach to a traditional school drink.

Ysgol Bodnant are pouring out a green initiative to give their support to the environment surrounding the school.

Staff have worked to reduce litter produced during snack times at the school through the introduction of greener materials.

The school has introduced more reusable cups and bottles to cut down on waste when giving pupils milk.

Previously staff ordered in 240 milk cartons / small plastic bottles a day. This has now been reduced to 60 small cartons for nursery pupils only, to support their self-serve option and help reduce spillages.

The other 180 pupils now have a plastic reusable cup and each class at Ysgol Bodnant has 10 large glass milk bottles which staff use to decant into the cups.

The cups are then collected and go through the dishwasher in the kitchen and are used again during the lunch time.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport and Biodiversity Champion, said: “The Great Big Green Week is all about having a go to tackle climate change and its fantastic to see the children at Ysgol Bodnant doing their bit by helping cut down on waste which reduces impact on the environment.

 “Well done to the pupils and staff for this great effort which will make an important difference going forward in reducing the impact of climate change.”