Branscombe pupils have happy day on nappy day!

PUBLISHED: 17:17 28 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:15 18 June 2010

FAR from kicking up a stink Branscombe Primary pupils took full advantage of an eco-friendly nappy day last week. The key stage 2 pupils were given the task of helping their pregnant head teacher, Mrs Gray, decide which type of nappy would be the best cho

FAR from kicking up a stink Branscombe Primary pupils took full advantage of an eco-friendly nappy day last week.

The key stage 2 pupils were given the task of helping their pregnant head teacher, Mrs Gray, decide which type of nappy would be the best choice for a working mum who considers eco issues to be important.

The children were provided with information booklets about disposable, biodegradable disposable and reusable fabric nappies and they developed their research skills by examining the pros and cons of each type.

The children had a go at learning how to fold one of the older style fabric nappies and even put them on the pre school dolls.

By the end of the morning two groups voted for Mrs Gray to use biodegradable disposable nappies as they are easier to use and eco-friendly.

One group voted for the reusable nappies because they are environmentally-friendly and another voted for a mixture of biodegradable and reusable depending on the time of day and how busy the parents are.

Mrs Gray said: "The things the children found out for me were really helpful and I will consider their views and the information they told me about when I decide which type of nappy to use. I will let them know once the baby is born whether I followed their advice!"

Ten-year-old Fred said: "I enjoyed researching about each of the different types of nappies because I had never realised wood pulp went into making nappies. I enjoyed practising using the unusual type of nappy clip."

And Ellie, 11, added: "I enjoyed the lesson because it was interesting hearing everyone else's views about it and fun finding out what the end thoughts would be.


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