Reigate pupils do their bit to help the environment

Katya from Young Citizens visited RSM to present the certificate

Katya from Young Citizens visited RSM to present the certificate - Credit: Archant

Year 5 pupils at Reigate St Mary’s School (RSM) who designed and carried out a community project as part of a UK wide Make a Difference Challenge, have won the London area competition for their stunning scrapbook record of their project

Last year, RSM’s Year 5 children challenged themselves to design and carry out a project that would benefit their local environment. They had a visit from Councillor Jonathan Essex of the Green Party who talked about the importance of the local environment and encouraged them to visit local woodland, Nower Wood for inspiration.

They chose to improve the school’s nature reserve area to make it more bee and butterfly friendly and to make it a learning area for children from other schools to visit. They also improved the area around the entrance to St Mary’s Church nearby so the local community could benefit too.

They made a scrapbook to record every step of their project and were delighted to discover that it had been voted the best record book in the whole of the London area.

A representative from Young Citizens visited the school’s assembly to congratulate the children and find out more about their challenge. The children had made a video with details of how the Make a Difference Challenge had helped them to become more caring and concerned citizens.

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