There have been a large number of community projects happening in partnership with Perry Barr One Stop. A number of year 9 students have been busily created recycled items to sell the recent ‘Go Green’ event at One Stop. On Friday 19th October students sold their own products at the centre and raised £20 in two hours. Shoppers were very supportive of the schools commitment to environmental issues. Students have entered an ‘Eco Bag’ design to be announced soon, the winning design will appear on Eco Bags in the centre from January 2013.

Also shot on location around One Stop, with some insight in to what happens behind the scenes to help reduce the carbon footprint of the shopping centre, the video looks at a variety of everyday situations and challenges the centre faces as well as interviews with customers. There was even an appearance by the centre’s green-mascot, eco-friendly gold buggy Eco-Eddy. Mark Burbridge, Centre Manager at One Stop, said “The talent, initiative and confidence shown by these local students is just fantastic. The challenge to make a video about One Stop’s green efforts was met and our expectations exceeded. These pupils are our shoppers of the future and it’s great for them to be involved in our efforts to play our part in reducing our shopping centre’s impact on the environment”. A copy of the video can be seen on the school website.

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