ECO-WARRIORS at a city primary school have come up with some creative ideas to raise funds for energy-saving projects.
Pupils of Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School in Handbridge dressed up as water babies with armbands, rubber rings and swimming hats to raise cash to purchase rainwater tanks to flush the boys’ toilets.
Teacher Nicky Bolton said: “After the very successful installation of solar panels early last year, the children wanted to look at water usage as their new eco-schools project.
“They were particularly concerned with the wastage of water in the toilets and after monitoring, noticed this was a particular problem in the boys’ toilets.
“They decided that they would like to install a rainwater-harvesting system to use the run-off water from the roof.”
Representatives from Dee Valley Water also spoke to pupils to encourage them to conserve water.
Mrs Bolton added: “We have a very passionate and proactive green team, who are super keen to realise their plans. We hope that this project will not only save energy and expenditure, but will also encourage other schools, children’s families and the wider community to consider similar installations or water saving devices.”
The pupils also held their annual farmers’ market on Saturday, selling produce grown in the school allotment.