Children get ecology lesson at Butterfly World

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Children from a Hartlepool primary school enjoyed a day out at Butterfly World recently.

 The pupils from Stranton Primary School Eco Warriors were awarded with a trip to Butterfly World to reward them for their hard work and efforts in keeping the school in Southburn Terrace eco-friendly.

 Ecology co-ordinators Louise Yildirim and Rachel Ritchie accompanied the children on their trip.

 They said: “We are very proud of the children and what they have achieved this year. The children have worked really hard on various environmentalprojects and we have achieved the Silver Flag Award forthe school.

 “We have taken part in a variety of projects in school to raise awareness of how important it is to look after the environment including recycling where the children made new eco warriors to join our team from using recycled materials, planting, gardening and making hanging baskets to sell to raise money, litter picking around the school and supporting the WWF by holding a Wear it Wild day in school where all staff and children come to school dressed as a wild animal to raise money for endangered animals.

 “This has been a successful year for the Ecology Club and next year we hope to achieve The Green Flag Award.”