A Derbyshire County Council eco conference has inspired local teachers to spread the green message with the use of water features.

Staff from two local Derbyshire schools, Tansley and Matlock All Saints primary schools also attended the event; which taught the teachers activities that link water and climate change; how the school’s can then make the most of their water features and ponds, and involve the children with finding birds, bees and amphibians, such as frogs.

The eco-school co-ordinator Peggy Anthony, who is also a teacher at Creswell Junior School said to the Matlock Mercury: “We’ve just had a new pond at school so I came back buzzing with ideas and feeling really confident about trying new things with the children.

“I thought the day was wonderful and brilliantly organised. A lot of hard work went into it and it was a very valuable event.”

Water usage and climate change were both high on the agenda at the Derbyshire eco conference. It gave teachers the knowledge to inspire their pupils to learn more from their pond dipping activities, lessons that can be used at their school water features or even once the pupils get home, in their garden water feature.

Posted by Jacqueline Windas

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