Sunderland kids going greener with the Co-op

Co-op Representative Keith Rchardson  helps to launch his company's Green School Revolution project at Farringdon Primary school with young allotment holder Charlie Conway 8, (right) and classmates, from left Katie Evans 9, Ethan Webster 8, Travis King 8, Mia Brick 8, Annnaleise Johnson 8.

Co-op Representative Keith Rchardson helps to launch his company's Green School Revolution project at Farringdon Primary school with young allotment holder Charlie Conway 8, (right) and classmates, from left Katie Evans 9, Ethan Webster 8, Travis King 8, Mia Brick 8, Annnaleise Johnson 8.

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YOUNGSTERS at a city primary school are helping to fly the flag for going green.

The pupils and staff at Farringdon Primary School in Sunderland’s Archer Road have joined a new green scheme being run by the Co-op.

The Wearside youngsters have pledged their support to help save the planet with the school registering for The Co-op’s Green Schools Revolution programme, which promotes practical, environmental studies being brought to life inside and outside of the classroom.

Suzanne Heron, regional secretary for The Co-op, said: “There is clearly a huge appetite for learning about eco-issues among children and our Green Schools Revolution programme is designed to satisfy that. It is packed with free school trip ideas, lots of lesson plans, and green activity ideas to do at home too.

“We want to ensure the next generation is better equipped for the challenge of building a more sustainable world, but what’s more, we want the children to take the message home to their parents and communities, to grow the Green Schools Revolution even further.”

The new sustainability education programme is available free to all schools in the UK and brings together a host of learning materials and practical opportunities to help teachers, parents and children take care of the environment in a fun and active way, such as learning about where food comes from and visiting a wind farm.

For more information and for schools to register for to join the scheme, visit www.greenschools.coop.