On Tuesday 15th March, the Infant Eco Committee held an assembly to share the next ‘Eco-targets’ with the rest of the school. They recapped the targets from last half-term; saving energy, recycling and walking to school, and then they introduced this term’s targets; saving water and preventing litter.
The children made posters at home to promote these topics and they will soon be displayed around the school for all to see.
We also watched a video clip which is based upon a letter from Pope Francis in which he asks every person on the planet to protect the earth.
Will you play your part to protect our common home?
The video link can be found here: http://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-schools/Laudato-Si-animation
Although our ‘Eco Schools’ section is new to the school’s website, we have been doing ‘Eco’ related work for a long time and working hard to make our school an Eco friendly environment (as this is not something that happens over night!).
Last year, a child in class 5 brought in a ‘Don’t Waste’ poster and as a result of this, the infant school council reps decided to do their own leaky tap survey with the support of Mrs Barlow. They found that most taps in school are Eco friendly and do not leak. However, one tap in the kitchen did have a slight leak but this was immediately reported to Mr Richard, our premises officer and to Mrs Ronan.
This year’s school council/eco committee members decided to do a follow up survey to see if there were any new leaky taps we did not know about and whether the kitchen tap had been fixed from last year. We are very pleased to report that ALL taps in school are ‘leak-free’ and the kitchen tap has been fixed! We are promoting an eco-friendly environment. Good job everyone!
On Tuesday 2nd February, the Infant Eco Committee gave their own assembly to all of the infant classes to tell them about the targets we set, based upon the school survey we carried out last half term.The Eco Committee representatives in class 3 spoke about different ways the children and the adults in the school can help save energy. They shared posters about turning off lights, taps and various electrical appliances when they are not in use. They also showed the school the very lovely and very shiny stickers they could earn by demonstrating that they are being ‘Eco-friendly, Energy-savers’.The Eco Committee representatives in class 4 spoke about recycling and why it is important. They showed the school which type of bin was for recycling and spoke about which materials we could recycle in school (paper and card). They also showed the children the new ‘recycling bin’ signs we have to go on each recycling bin.The Eco Committee representatives in class 5 spoke about the importance of walking to school and the various health benefits associated with walking. They also spoke about trying to cut down on using transport such as cars and buses and explained some of the effects of pollution caused by such modes of transport. They handed out ‘walk to school’ posters to each class which allow children to tick their name to demonstrate if they have walked to school at least once each week. These are then reviewed at the end of each half term and children are awarded ‘walk to school’ stickers and certificates!All of the children who attended the assembly showed real interest in the ‘Eco-Mission’ and agreed to help support the Eco-Committee in our goal towards making our school a more ‘Eco-friendly’ environment. Some of the children even promised to point out to the teachers when they had forgotten to turn off their classroom lights or computers!!Well done Infant Eco Committee!
How can we help save the world? reduce, reuse, recycle. This half term we were fortunate to have the ‘Perform for Schools’ team in school to do a work shop about superheroes saving the world. Each performance was very well catered to each age phase and taught us how important it is to reduce, reuse and recycle!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Three great ways YOU can eliminate waste and protect your environment! Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world’s environment—that’s YOUR environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things.
Our next steps of action –
Children in the eco committee made posters to put up around the school to help encourage everybody to save energy and thus save the world!!!
We are proud to introduce our Eco-School Committee. We have a Junior Committee and an Infant Committee. We are currently working towards achieving a Bronze Award for Eco-Schools but hopefully we will soon achieve the ultimate Green Award.