Youngsters in the Cockermouth area will be able to get back to school during the holidays for green lessons thanks to grant funding from Northern Gas Networks.
Cockermouth School has been an Eco School since 2008 and its award-winning Eco Centre is already well used by local people and primary schools in the area. And new grant funding means they will be able to open the doors during school holidays to offer a range of eco workshops on everything from wildlife to recycling.
The grant also funded a successful Eco Conference recently for primary schools in the area, at which the cheque and trophy were presented to Headteacher, Geoff Walker and Head Girl, Paula Rewt by Duncan Lawton from Northern Gas Networks.
The school has been awarded £3,350 to extend its programme of eco workshops as part of the Northern Green Networks programme, an environmental scheme run by Northern Gas Networks. This year, more than £60,000 has been donated to schools and community groups across the region.
Joan Ellis from the school said: “This funding is great news for us as it enables us to run a range of workshops during the school holidays. The Eco Centre is for use by the whole community in the evenings, at the weekends and during school holidays.”
Presenting the award from Northern Gas Networks, Duncan Lawton said: “Northern Green Networks is designed to support the groups that are going the extra mile to make a difference in their communities and this is especially true of Cockermouth School. Schools are an important part of our communities and to see a school having such a positive affect on the local community is tremendous.”