Rydal Penrhos Prep pupils are lending their support to a global awareness campaign to preserve energy this weekend.
Our pupils at Rydal Penrhos are aware of their surroundings and care deeply about the world around them. This is something that the school’s outstanding staff encourages and nurtures as part of the exceptional education they receive from Pre-School to Sixth Form.
The Prep Eco Committee has become a hugely influential presence across the site since its inception. Pupils have organised events, taken part in campaigns and are always looking for ways to make Rydal Penrhos a more environmentally-friendly place to learn.
Mrs Julie Woodthorpe, teacher and Eco Committee leader, has been working hard with the group to raise awareness for Earth Hour. This takes place over the weekend and is a global awareness initiative to highlight the need to conserve energy wherever we can.
Pupils have been learning about the dangers of climate change, the global fuel crisis and also created some stunning posters relating to the topic that are now on proud display.
Earth Hour is an event run by the World Wildlife Fund each year, bringing people together all around the world to show leaders of countries that urgent action is needed to protect our planet from Climate Change.
This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday 26 March at 8.30pm and millions of people across the globe will participate in turning off their lights for one hour.
Mrs Woodthorpe, said: “Nature is vital because it provides the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Human actions, such as destroying forests, polluting oceans and the way we produce and use energy is causing climate change, habitats being lost and animals becoming endangered.
“Support Earth Hour this year by switching off your lights for one hour at 8.30pm this Saturday. You can also take part in an activity during the day for one hour which does not require electricity, such as reading a book, going for a walk or playing a board game.”