Schools in County Durham celebrate an environmentally friendly Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day 2023 fell in March, a month focussed on Durham’s natural environment and how it can be harnessed to fight climate change. In that spirit, schools in County Durham were offered fun-filled sustainable craft packages with supplies to make sustainable gifts for the important women in their lives.
Climate County Durham offered up to 25 local schools to share in the fun and become climate and waste champions; packs included three different activities for primary school children. The children created paper flower using toilet roll tubes, plant pots from old glass jars, and wildflower seed paper.
Hutton Henry Primary School said:
“We thought the pack had some fab resources and used it all to make Mother’s Day gifts with the children.”
Woodland Primary School in Bishop Auckland, which was recently awarded a County Durham Environment Award, have also shared their experience:
“It was lovely coming into school to work with our children and enjoy a fun afternoon making fab crafts for Mother’s Day from recycled items…Great afternoon planting bulbs and decorating jars. The PowerPoint video was brill at explaining to both us adults and children the importance of how we can take action in the Climate Emergency”.