17 November 2021

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Miss Nouraghaeii's Year 8 and 10 science classes have become Supersized Climate Heroes and have been awarded a Blue Peter Climate Heroes green badge! 

The green badge and certificates were awarded to pupils by Blue Peter, for showing they care about the environment and planet. They made their class pledges in the summer term last year and now finally they have received their coveted badges.

The project was led by Assistant Head of Science, Miss Nouraghaeii. 

"I decided to introduce this to my Year 7 classes last summer and then my Year 9s were equally as enthusiastic to get involved when I told them about it." said Miss Nouraghaeii.  "Many pupils had stories to share, showing how they are already working hard to look after our planet and fight climate change."

She said: “There were four pledges on Power, where pupils switch 30 minutes of screen time for 30 minutes of outdoor time; Plastic, sorting out the rubbish recycling at home carefully; Plants, save water by turning off the taps when you brush your teeth, and a Supersize pledge.  

“Our Year 8s Supersize pledge was to eat more vegetarian food while our Year 10s was to switch off the lights and devices when leaving the classroom or building. We want them to see how, by making small changes, they can make a difference to the climate.”  

Pupils had to provide photographic evidence of them doing the pledges and promoting a greener environment. Pupils had to also encourage others to do their bit too. Then Miss Nouraghaeii sent the evidence off to Blue Peter. 

Year 8 Alex Y said: “We had to take pictures of ourselves recycling items. It certainly made me think more about the environment and how we need to care for it.” 

Tilly P said: “I recycled milk cartons, cans and crisp packages.”  Abbie S added: “I am proud to receive a green Blue Peter badge.” 

The pupils can now apply for their Blue Peter Badge Card to gain free access to over 200 attractions throughout the UK - see Miss Nouraghaeii for your code.  

More information about green Blue Peter badges:  www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/findoutmore/blue-peter-apply-for-a-green-badge

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