HANNAH Church from Year 9 wrote a piece about what her school does to be ‘“eco brilliant”, and how pupils at the school had the chance to go to Spain or Germany as part of a project which looks at green issues in those two countries, as well as in England.
Hannah said: “I had the opportunity to visit Santiago de Compostela in Spain and I stayed there for three nights with a Spanish student called Uxia.
“One of the green issues that they were working on was the opportunity to hire a recycled bike for a very small amount of money so that people could enjoy a ride in the country.
“The money raised through this scheme went towards recycling more bikes.
“Another green issue that they have achieved was placing wind turbines on top of hills around the country – putting the wind turbines there they would catch the wind and create more energy.
“They had solar panels on top of parking machines to generate electricity.
“The next part of the Comenius project is Uxia coming over to England to have a look at some of our green issues. So far our school has managed to get recycling bins in every classroom, two students have managed to make a game about climate change and being eco friendly, which has been sent to many schools around Peterborough, we have set up a classroom monitoring scheme, and have done many litter picks around Hampton.
“We look forward to showing the other foreign students what we have achieved.”