Pupils make an ‘eco’ promise on Earth Day

Pupils from St John's CE Infant School petting the animals from Acorn Farm which visited the school for Earth Day

Pupils from St John's CE Infant School petting the animals from Acorn Farm which visited the school for Earth Day

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A FARM visited a green flag school in Leigh to take part in its annual ‘Earth’ Day.

All the children at St John’s CE Infant School, took part in a range of ‘eco’ activities to learn about the environment.

The school is so successfully merging ‘green’ issues into school life and ensuring pupils are aware of the importance of eco-studies that it was the winner of the 2010 Wigan Life Award for the ‘Best Eco School’.

This year pupils at the school in Kirkhall Lane in the town, enjoyed a range of activities includng gardening, badge making, observing ladybirds and making a paper chain containing each child’s ‘eco promise’.

And Acorn Farm brought along lambs, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and hens all of which the children were allowed to stroke while they learned about the different animals.

The delighted youngsters took time out to pat the different creatures and watch their habits and movement.

In the afternoon, staff from McDonald’s in Leigh helped Year 2 children with a litter pick around the school helping to clean up Kirkhall Lane, Gordon Street and Glebe Street filling about 10 bags with rubbish.