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Youngsters in all years loved their green day

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: October 04, 2012

eco-bots: The Granville School pupils with an army of recycled androids, their pledge tree and other environmentally friendly creations made during the Eco Day

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PUPILS of The Granville School in Sevenoaks have been striving towards a Green Flag Award.

All the children at the school in Bradbourne Park Road contributed to Eco Day on September 21 and the main focus was on energy.

Having already gained bronze and silver, the school is now working towards the ultimate Green Flag Award.

Pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2 collected materials from home to be recycled into giant robots.

Years 3 and 5 made windmills in their maths lesson to create wind power.

Children in Year 4 made jewellery from recycled materials and solar-powered ovens out of cardboard boxes, lined with black card to retain heat and insulated with newspaper.

When tested, the boxes reached between 30 and 70 degrees.

Year 6 created a pledge tree for the whole school to write their Eco pledges.

Leaves were placed on the tree with promises to conserve energy by switching off lights, computers, TVs and radios.

Using a variety of materials, they made a scarecrow and posters to advertise Eco Day.

Year 5 teacher Julia Cording, co-ordinated the day. She said: "Everyone agreed that energy saving, recycling and recreating can be rewarding and beneficial in so many different ways.

"Here at The Granville, we will continue to put all our energy into being an eco-friendly school."

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