We’ve had a tremendous start to our big clean up this year and Eco Council are extremely proud of what the children in our school have done. Sadly, due to the poor weather conditions this week, Year 6 have been unable to take part. Because of this, our Big Clean Up will be extended to after half term. Parents and other helpers will be warmly greeted if they would like to join us on Thursday 25th April. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.
Year 3 did their fair share of our clean up too. Focusing their attention in the church grounds, they managed to collect a great about of litter which had been blown and caught up in the trees. Great work.
Year 5 timed their Big Clean Up right and were able to roam around the school grounds in just their shirts. Another fantastic effort which has helped greatly in the bigger process. Thank you Year 5!
Year 2 were Eco Warriors this week by picking up lots of litter lying around our school grounds. The wonderful Eco-Council provided us with litter pickers so we could hunt rubbish and we did a fantastic job making areas around school a lot cleaner. Well done, Year 2.
Year 1b took part in their Big Clean Up this week. Luckily they had the sun beaming down to help them. Thank you everyone who has helped so far.
Eco Council sent off their first boxes of crisp packets this week. We still have lots more to box up and send off. Thank you to everyone who has been remembering to put their empty crisp packets into our recycling box.
We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!
Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.
The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.
There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.
Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.
This week our Little Hearts and Reception teams took to the yard to begin our clean up. Armed with litter pickers, the children and staff made a fantastic start trying to help clear our yard and field area. This is the first of many clean ups that will be happening over the coming weeks. If you would like to help us in this then please let us know. For our final big clean up (Thursday 4th April) we are opening our invitations to parents and families who are free from 11am. All you need is a sturdy pair and shoes and a pair of thick gardening gloves. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sadly, it looks as though our school may be victim once again to fly tippers. Miss Reid and Mr Dixon noticed a pile of refuse bags hidden in some of the bushes on the road leading out of school this week. Following further investigation, it was clear that it was rubbish that had been dumped – some of it even burned. It’s sad to think that we worked so hard last year, as a community, to clear the mass that had been piled over the years and it has almost gone to waste. Hopefully, with big clean ups happening this half term, we can clear all of the rubbish and try our best to deter ignorant vans and cars from ruining our precious surroundings with their waste.
This year, Eco Council have teamed up with TerraCycle to ensure we reach our target of reducing the schools waste. We have launched the crisp packet recycle scheme with recycle bins place around school for children to dispose of their waste considerately. Watch this space for our next scheme which will begin in the beginning of next half term.