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ECO WEEK

Our Eco Reps are keen to raise the profile of our Eco projects by holding an Eco Week on May 20th.   This is in preparation for our Eco/ Art week next term as there are certain things we need to collect and prepare.

One of the things we need to start making are Eco Bricks.  You can watch a clip on how to make these here:

 

www.ecobricks.org/how

https://wasteaid.org/toolkit/how-to-turn-mixed-plastic-waste-and-bottles-into-ecobricks

 

You can start making these at home or send your plastic into school so each class can start making these.  We will be using these in Eco/Art Week.

 

During the week of the 20th May we will be focussing on the

3 R's –particularly REDUCING our impact on the environment.  We are all guilty of using too much paper, plastic, water and electricity.  There are many learning activities planned for this week including:

 

  • Learning about the impact of plastics on the environment and encourage the making of Eco Bricks. 
  • A special visitor will be coming to talk to all the classes about our nature area (we are hoping to have people to come an talk about our Great Crested Newts). 
  • There will be a spots and stripes dress up day to raise money for the Big Cat Sanctuary on Friday 25th May.
  • All Eco Reps will have the ability to award team points for the week (including teachers) who switch off lights/ whiteboards/ computers when they can.
  • Reducing air pollution by awarding team points for those children that walk/ cycle or car share to school.

 

Thank you for all your support with this.  Please send your Eco bricks into school when finished or for us to build in class.

Many thanks,

Mrs Jones and the Eco Reps

Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects. We all had a great time and made our school very proud.

Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 1
Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 2
Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 3
Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 4
Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 5
Our Eco Reps visited the Mayor's office with our foundation schools and presented our projects.  We all had a great time and made our school very proud. 6

CRISP PACKET RECYCLING

Up until now it has not been possible to recycle crisp packets. Apparently the UK alone eat around 6 billion packets each year, which means a lot of rubbish! Our Eco Team have signed up to an initiative between Walkers crisps and Terracycle www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/brigades where crisp packet can now be recycled. Your crisp packets could end up as plant pots, park benches, watering cans and even bags! From next term we will have a recycling box in school, please don’t throw any crisp packets away, (they don’t have to be Walkers crisps) - bring them to school and recycle them. For every crisp packet we collect we will earn points which we can turn into funds for the school!!

 

 

 

 

Mayor Visit 7/12/2018

 

On Friday we had a special visitor at Lady Joanna.  The Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Jessamy Blanford, visited our school to meet with our Eco Team and discuss our plans to help become more environmentally friendly. 

 

The Mayor was very impressed with our garden and nature areas and was pleased to hear all about our work with The Big Cat Santuary last year.  Our Eco Team have agreed 3 projects with the Mayor's office and the schools in our Foundation trust, these are:  reducing usage of plastics, supporting our wildlife by creating more nature areas, and reducing litter.  Our Eco reps also want to raise money for endangered animals too.  You'll hear more about all these projects in Term 2, watch this space.....

 

Please click here to see a few photos from the day.

 

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