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Mill Green School win Eco-Schools first ever Termly Topic Award!

Congratulations to Mill Green School, St Helens, their work on our Waste topic has been chosen as a worthy winner for our first ever Termly Topic Award: a box of Eco-Schools goodies is on it’s way to your Eco-Committee.

During Mill Green School’s Enterprise Week each class were off timetable and had to make two products to sell at St.Helens Market. One of the products had a £35 budget and one had to be an Eco-Product. Classes had to set up their own businesses, distributing certain roles to students in the class and including buying and sourcing their materials. Eco-items they created included:

  • Wooden Father Christmas’ and flower pot men (wood was sources from a local construction unit)
  • Snowmen, Christmas signs and reindeers all made from logs (donated by Rainford Christmas Tree Land)
  • Paper Christmas trees (made from old books, magazines, catalogues and wood from our school allotment)
  • Conker reindeers (we collected the conkers from our local wood)
  • Wreaths (made from recycled Christmas tree branches)
  • Log candle holders.

At the end of the week, classes hosted their own stalls in the school corridors and promoted their products – the class with the best eco-product won a prize.

In November, classes took turns attending St. Helens Market for a week to sell their products. In total, they made £803 profit. Some of this money was spent on a treat for the whole school and some was donated to Claire House Children’s Hospice, which helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full and which has supported some of their students in the past.

“At Mill Green School, students develop skills for work and life in all aspects of their learning. During our Enterprise Week everyone is engaged in setting up a business and producing items to sell at a local market. As an Eco-School, we take an ethical approach to this with many of the goods created being environmentally friendly, recycled or upcycled from products that would otherwise be thrown away.”

Eco-Schools thanks Mill Green for sharing their inspirational topic work with us. If you would like to be an Eco-Schools Termly Topic winner and get a box of Eco-Schools goodies for your Eco-Committee submit your story here before Friday 15th February 2019.