Big Green Adventure at William Stukeley Primary School at Holbeach

William StukeleyPrimary School pupils: 'back (from left) Jasmine Gilliatt, Kayla Lombard, Rhianna Stock; front - Elizabeth Robinson and Maddi Rickerby. Photo: SG270415-122TW
William StukeleyPrimary School pupils: 'back (from left) Jasmine Gilliatt, Kayla Lombard, Rhianna Stock; front - Elizabeth Robinson and Maddi Rickerby. Photo: SG270415-122TW
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Pupils at William Stukeley Primary School at Holbeach went on a Big Green Adventure recently.

And they not only took the whole school with them, but around 200 parents and grandparents too.

Pupils at the William Stukeley Primary School at Holbeach in The Big Green Adventure. Photo: SG270415-119TW

Pupils at the William Stukeley Primary School at Holbeach in The Big Green Adventure. Photo: SG270415-119TW

That was the name of the production by Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils, and directed by class teachers Sarah Smith, Andrea Emeny and Claire Underwood, who is also assistant head at the school.

Mrs Smith said the production was a way of getting across the environmentally friendly message, to families as well as to the children themselves.

The youngsters picked on various themes, such as shopping locally and so saving air miles, using cars less often and so increasing exercise by walking or cycling, preventing deforestation and generally recycling more.

The themes tapped into topics being discussed within the classroom as well as into the school ethos of encouraging staff and pupils to be eco friendly.

Turn rubbish into robots say 'George Cousins, Scarlet O'Hara, Kieran Robbins and Lucas Wicksteed-Barbosa. Photo: SG270415-124TW

Turn rubbish into robots say 'George Cousins, Scarlet O'Hara, Kieran Robbins and Lucas Wicksteed-Barbosa. Photo: SG270415-124TW

Mrs Smith said: “They absolutely loved it. It was fantastic. They learned so much through role play and acting and really got into it.

“It really hit home to them, things like switching off lights in the classroom, making sure they use the right bins for getting rid of waste and seeing the importance of us asking the children to do this.”

After a dress rehearsal in front of the whole school, the children performed on two evenings for friends and relatives.

Mrs Smith added: “The parents really supported the children in the play. They loved it and the songs were very catchy.”

Spencer Woods and Harry Kelman in charge of sound and Power Point. Photo: SG270415-125TW

Spencer Woods and Harry Kelman in charge of sound and Power Point. Photo: SG270415-125TW