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Eco-friendly at St Edmund's
A GROUP of schoolgirls from Salisbury are celebrating being crowned the UK’s top “Green-agers” for the second year in a row.
This year’s competition, launched in March by survival expert Ray Mears, called for pupils across the country to put their creativity to the test.
The team from St Edmund’s Girls’ School, designed an eco-friendly scavenger hunt for their school, with creative and imaginative tasks to encourage pupils to take part.
The task was designed to encourage pupils to put their gadgets down and have fun in the great outdoors.
Students were asked to produce a photo montage featuring the diversity their local area had to offer.
For their prize, the girls will embark on an adventure to The Outward Bound Trust’s Ullswater Centre in the Lake District on November 19, where they will enjoy a week of activities designed to build on their eco-consciousness.
Sian Newman, a teacher at the school, said: “The students worked hard to come up with original and creative activities for their fellow students, and had lots of fun doing it too.
“We are definitely going to make sure that we carry on with our fantastic green-scheme and encourage all of our pupils to continue to think about other fun ways to enjoy our great outdoors.”