Who are we?
We are a team of children who are passionate about being sustainable and looking after our environment. Our aim is to reduce waste in our school and for others to understand the impact our everyday habits have on our world. Thank you to Miss Wenham for the information to update this page.
Wednesday 8th May
Almost 80% of the 8.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic produced over the past 70 years has been discarded into landfill or the environment, including the ocean.
Due to these statistic we decided that we needed to become less dependent on plastic and become a little greener. We came up with some fantastic ideas to be more sustainable.
- Swap to a reusable water bottle
- Use reusable shopping bags or cardboard
- Use reusable containers and lunchboxes
- Use a paper or metal straw
On the 24th April the Green Team delivered an assembly about Earth Day. The theme for this year was looking at endangered and extinct animals. They spoke to the whole school about why we need to look after our environment in order to save the animals from extinction.
Following this assembly the Green Team organised an Earth Day awareness day on Friday 26th April. The Green Team would like to thank everyone at school for showing their support by dressing in green (for the earth) and blue (for the sea) for the day.
Wednesday 6th March. This week we took an assembly about the importance of buying Fairtrade products.
What is Fairtrade?
The Fairtrade Foundation was set up to help farmers get a fair trade in their country. It ensures that there is a fair amount of money going to help the community where the products came from.
How do we know if something is Fairtrade?
It will have a Fairtrade logo somewhere on the wrapper or a sticker.
We showed the rest of the school the symbol to look out for on the back of wrappers and packets to see if what their families are buying is Fairtrade.
On Wednesday 13th February we arranged a lunch time litter pick. We were surprised to see so many recyclable wrappers in the woods, in hedges and on the school playground. We managed to fill 2 buckets!! After, we sorted through to see what could be recycled and what can’t be yet. We hope to be able to recycle more in the future.
The Green Team’s litter pick on the playground.
We also took a walk around the school to see if classroom lights had been turned off, doors had been closed and taps turned off. Please come back on Friday to see who was the most ‘eco friendly’ classroom this week!