Blue Peter badges for green community work

St Joseph's RC Primary School children on a community litter pick in Barnoldswick. (S)
St Joseph's RC Primary School children on a community litter pick in Barnoldswick. (S)
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Twenty-eight children from Barnoldswick’s St Joseph’s RC Primary School have been awarded a Blue Peter badge in recognition for their tremendous efforts in the community.

The children attend an Eco club every week after school and they have been involved in sterling work from litter picking in their local park to designing and creating a garden at Cravenside Nursing Home in Barnoldswick.

Pupils have also worked with the Barlick in Bloom group, growing vegetables in their very own pop bottle greenhouse, and also recently became the first group of children to complete the dementia friends training scheme.

Achieving such special “green” Blue Peter awards in recognition of their environmental work, Andrew Stephenson MP and Coun. Jennifer Purcell came into a school assembly to present each child with their award.

Headteacher Natalie Wood said: “It was a delight to see so many children achieve this special award.

“Mrs Catlow (the Eco club organiser) and all the children work extremely hard, thinking of others and serving their community with care. It was a very proud moment.”