Berkhamsted Group, Heatherton | 25.07.2023

Eco Charity Work at Heatherton

Eco Charity Work at Heatherton

In Trinity Term, Heatherton served others by participating in a number of eco schemes and projects.

The Eco Council raised funds by selling bird seed feeders in recycled tin cans and mugs. With the money they raised, they purchased plants, soil and covered recycled tin cans from the school kitchen to provide each year group with a class plant and improve the school’s air quality and environment.

The Eco-Council also held a ‘Bees and Spring’ themed Mufti Day and raised £130 for the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust. They also planted wildflower seeds around the school and in the local Hervines Park with Amersham in bloom to help improve diversity and provide resources for our local bees.

As part of their Leavers’ Programme, Year 6 pupils participated in the Young Enterprise ‘Fiver DIY Challenge’, which resulted in them preparing an ‘Eco Charity Fundraising Afternoon’ for all Heatherton pupils that took place on Monday 3rd July. In groups, Year 6 had to think of a unique business idea which they had to plan, research and pitch. Their aim was to create a product or service that would raise funds for charity and be appropriate and suitable for all other pupils at Heatherton. Each group received £5 per person to create their business and buy the supplies they needed for the day and their aim was to raise as much money for their chosen charity.

The girls raised a total of £449.17, which will be donated to a range of eco-charities to raise awareness and promote sustainability within the school community.

The chosen charities were:

• Water Aid

• The World Wildlife Fund

• The Wildlife Trust

• The Woodland Trust

• The Bumblebee Trust

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