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Caroline Spelman Helps School Pupils Celebrate Green Day

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Green Day helps pupils learn about climate change and how it relates to the buildings and space around them.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman visited Castle Bromwich Junior School on 2 July to find out what pupils have been doing to make their school more environmentally sustainable.

Organised by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), Green Day helps pupils learn about climate change and how it relates to the buildings and space around them.

Caroline Spelman said:

“Everything we do in our daily lives, whether at home, at work, or at school, has an impact on the environment.

Green Day is an excellent way of educating our children about the things we can all do to reduce this impact, such as using less electricity to save both money and energy, or picking up litter.

Pupils at Castle Bromwich Junior School have come up with some great ideas, such as designing a less polluting public transport system for a city like Beijing, so I’d like to thank them for inviting me, and to congratulate them for their efforts.

I’d also like to commend CABE for this excellent initiative which has been so successful around the country.”

For more information about CABE’s Green Day, visit www.cabe.org.uk/education/green-day