YOUNGSTERS at Holy Trinity Primary School, in Gee Cross, have used their annual Easter Bonnet parade to prove that fashion need not cost the Earth.
Youngsters at the school – which has Eco school status and which has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag five times – made their Easter bonnets from materials that would otherwise just be thrown away.
And on Friday Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds visited the school, on Higham Lane, to judge the annual contest.
“The bonnets made by the pupils at Holy Trinity were really creative,” said MP Mr Reynolds. “But as well as showing off their artistic flare, these creations also showed just how environmentally aware they are.
“As an Eco school, pupils at Holy Trinity know how important it is to recycle at home and at school and they understand how simple actions like turning off lights can reduce our carbon footprint.
“Clearly the children really enjoyed making the Easter bonnets and then showing them off in front of their classmates – and this is just one of the fun ways the school teach youngsters about the importance of the environment.
“The lessons we learn as children influence our behaviour throughout our lives – so teaching children about the environment is clearly important and will have a long-lasting impact over the years to come.”
Recently the school’s eco council has worked to encourage recycling and to promote a walk to school scheme.
During the visit youngsters at the school also seized the chance to quiz Mr Reynolds about his role as an MP.
Published 2 April, 2012