For their project, a group of 5 and 6 year-olds learned about recycling. They decided to create a video, in which aliens from ‘Planet Green’ landed in Aberdeen to teach the inhabitants of Earth about how to recycle, rather than throw away their rubbish. The children sold their highly entertaining and informative film on DVD to parents as a fundraiser, and in the first two days of sales, they raised £108 for Oxfam’s Water Week. They created all of the alien costumes used in their film out of recycled materials and wrote the script for the film. This was a brilliant piece of work, from very young children who were determined to show us how they could make a difference.
Teacher Elizabeth Elrick said, ”The children have worked hard during the year on this project, and have learned so much about environmental issues. Being named Regional Champions in the Total Green School Awards is a great achievement for such young children. They are a credit to our school, and everyone is very proud and happy for them!”
YPTE Director, Peter Littlewood, said: “The children of Hanover Street really shone with this project. Their film bubbles with personality, it is the product of some fantastic learning and it delivers a very strong environmental message to those watching. What is more, it has even benefited people in developing countries. What more could you ask for?