Dronfield school benefits from climate change grant

North East Derbyshire District Council has shown its commitment to helping tackle Climate Change by helping Dronfield Henry Fanshawe school develop new environmentally friendly initiatives with a grant of £500.

The cheque was presented by the Council Leader, Martin Thacker to Mr Cooper; Head Teacher, Mr Pickles; Assistant Head Teacher and students at the school Natasha and Anita.

The grant will now enable the school to see through one of their recycling projects and expand other projects they are working on to help combat Climate Change.

Cllr Thacker, Leader of North East Derbyshire District Council said “By working together with local schools in the District we can take steps together to work on valuable, local initiatives with the schools, to help secure a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for our next generations. These are important, key aims for the Council and are part of the Council’s 2019-2030 Climate Change Plan.”

Head teacher of Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Mr Cooper said, “Thanks to North East Derbyshire District Council for the grant to help one of our recycling projects. Special thanks also goes to the student leadership team who drove the grant application and for their commitment, drive and passion to make a difference and ensures we all have a future planet that we can live in harmony with.”

The students who were presented with the cheque said “Thanks so much for the funding which will give us the chance to expand the school’s Climate Change projects and get more students involved. The school is very lucky to have students who dedicate their time to these projects that will make a difference and help with Climate Change.”

Pictured (Left to Right) Anita - Student Leadership Team / Cllr Thacker / Natasha – Student Leadership Team / Mr Pickles – Assistant Head Teacher / Mr Cooper – Head Teacher.