A GROUP of promising young Eco warriors from Eyemouth High School have proved their potential by coming third in a national competition.
Four pupils from the school’s Eco club took part in the competition at the National Make Waste History Summit 2011, at Napier University.
The mandate for the day was for pupils to come up with an idea that they could then implement in their respective schools.
The team from Eyemouth, Jack Clark, Tanya Allan, Sharon Wilson and Aaron Bolton, came up with an idea of how the school could reduce the amount of paper it uses.
They decided to look into purchasing a machine which turns paper into paper bricks. The bricks could then be sold to parents, staff and members of the community as an eco friendly source of fuel.
Eyemouth’s Eco team believe this would greatly reduce the amount of waste produced in the school, as well as providing economic benefits to the school through the revenue of the recycled paper bricks.
Mrs Nisbet, the staff member in charge of the Eco club, was very proud of the group, and what they accomplished. She said: “Our group was competing against some fierce competition from both the public and private sector and I am thrilled that they came third in the competition.
“With support from the staff and the wider community, I know that this group can make things happen!”
The pupils are now looking forward to taking their idea further in the school. They know that it is going to take hard work, but they are up to the challenge.
Team member Aaron Bolton added: “We worked really well as a group and got the task done. I really enjoyed the experience of going up to Napier University. I got to see what it was like to be in university whilst working on something that will be worthwhile and will hopefully make a difference to the environment.”