Youngsters from Kettering are working hard to prove their green credentials as they bid to become an Eco School.
St Andrew’s Primary School is hoping to secure Eco School accreditation, which recognises its contribution to protecting the environment.
As part of their efforts, pupils who are part of the Little Ambassadors scheme are carrying out a two-week trial of the Ecoegg, which goes into the washing machine and releases a pellet every time instead of putting in washing powder or liquid.
Each egg provides 210 washes and costs £9.99.
Among the testers are parents, school staff, Kettering mayor June Derbyshire and councillors Mick Scrimshaw and Lesley Thurland.
If the trial is successful, the youngsters will campaign to encourage more people to use the Ecoegg and try to gain support from supermarkets in the area.
You should be commended for all your hard work and I hope it goes wellRob Knight
They will present their findings to members of Kettering Council and it is hoped their campaign can then be extended to other schools and towns in Northamptonshire through the Little Ambassador programme.
During the trial, pupils are being encouraged to take selfies with their eco eggs and the best one will win a prize.
Brenda Easton is director of Inspiring Neighbourhoods, a community interest company which works alongside communities to help them identify changes they want to make to improve their neighbourhood before developing a plan to do it.
Brenda, who is running the Little Ambassadors scheme at the school, said: “They are currently working towards Eco School accreditation.
“As part of this, Inspiring Neighbourhoods are supporting them with the global and community aspect.
“The children are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to protect the environment.
“As a start to this campaign, they have contatcted the Ecoegg company to see if they will support them in their campaign.
“They have provided 20 Ecoeggs for the Little Ambassadors to test.”
The Little Ambassadors had a Skype call with Ecoegg co-founder Rob Knight on Monday, asking him about the firm, the product and how important it is to look after the environment.
He told the children: “I think you should be commended for all your hard work and I hope it goes well.”
For more information about the Little Ambassadors programme, go to www.inspiringneighbourhoods.com.
For more details about the Ecoegg, go to www.ecoegg.com.