Pupils at Gomersal St Mary's Primary School win award for eco project

Children at Gomersal St Mary’s Primary School have won an award after raising more than £800 for charity by walking 100 laps of the playground.

Friday, 5th November 2021, 2:00 pm
Class five at Gomersal St Mary's Primary School, with teachers Cindy Sheard, left, and Kirsty Hemingway

As part of a project on water poverty, youngsters in class five completed the walk and donated the funds to Water Aid, which provides clean water and toilets around the world.

Some of the money has also been used to buy a water butt for the school so it can start recycling water.

Class teacher Kirsty Hemingway said: “We looked at water poverty around the world and the impact that has on people.

"We looked at how we are not in water poverty and how we can reduce the waste that we have.

"As part of our environmental focus, we have just done a big clean of our outdoor area and we plan on doing a big clean out in the community.”