Our next Green Day was scheduled to be Tuesday 31st March. However with this unable to take place it might be nice for children to hold their own Green Day at home. They could suggest their own ideas for everyone to do or just do a 'tidy up' at home and in the garden. You could do some junk modelling, outside art using nature materials or make a poster of how to be eco friendly at home. Have fun in whatever you manage to do and we can look forward to an actual Green Day again in school soon.
Here is a reminder of our school campaign for 'Plastic Free Breaktimes'. Please make sure your child has a snack at breaktime that follows this as much as possible because every little really helps to make a difference and reduce plastic waste.
Our Eco Art Green Day was a great success and children enjoyed making Christmas decorations out of plastic bottle tops.
This term we decided to take a slightly different slant on this day (26th November). The Eco-Committee decided that we could use ‘junk materials’ – mostly bottle tops and lids that couldn’t be recycled – to create some upcycled Christmas Decorations! Each class worked to decorate a tree using the hand-crafted decorations, and these decorated trees were placed around the school for all to see. There was some debate about using glitter on our decorations, as most glitter products are made from plastic, which contributes to the growing problem of microplastics in the environment, however, we made the decision to use supplies of glitter we already had in school, but not to purchase any more of the type we have historically purchased (the type probably every primary school in the UK has purchased for years gone by!); we just wanted you to know that as it is important to us.
Class Opal's day.
Class Onyx's day.
Class Garnet's creations.
The school now looks very Christmassy thanks to the effort put in by every class. Thank you everyone!
Green Day: Tuesday 9th July.
The theme was 'get sorted for summer' which involved having a big tidy up of the school and grounds. We did fun activities in school as usual and are asked children to wear green and donate 50p.
We also reminded everyone about our 'plastic free breaktime' initiative - please make sure you are continuing to support your child in this.
Our Spring Green Day:
It was centered around the theme of 'waste' and involved wearing green and donating 50p towards some new compost caddies and a school wormery.
We discussed our aim to reduce our overall waste in school and launched the 'plastic free breaktime' campaign where we hope children will start bringing in snacks at breaktime without plastic packaging.
We also looked at local crisp packet recycling and how to reduce the waste of milk at home (millions of gallons are wasted each year).
Click here for more information and activities from Leicestershire waste services:
We also be took part in The Great British Spring Clean:
Green Day - Tuesday 30th October
We had lots of fun on Green Day, including litter picking and planting bulbs around school!
We did lots more fun activities in school including planting bulbs and a litter pick. We asked children to wear green and donate 50p or bulbs for planting (tulips, crocus or daffodils etc.).
Polar Bear Day on Tuesday 10th July
What we did:
As a Green Flag School (for the third time!) each term we organise a Green Day with a specific focus e.g. saving water.
Check here for details of the next one...
Polar Bear Day coming Summer 2018!
Our current reps are:
Keelynn (Opal) Rory (Topaz) Lola (Jade) Trevi (Diamond) Jacob (Ruby) Phoebe (Emerald) Tess (Onyx) Isabel (Garnet) Freddie (Sapphire) Tilly (Quartz) Charlie (Moonstone) Isaac (Turquoise) Neev (Amethyst) Tilly (Serpentine) Akib (Larimar)
Congratulations to all of them!
Members needed - we are always in need of staff, parent or governor members so if you would like to join please come and speak to Mrs Rudkin or Mrs Johnstone.
Learn about how to protect our environment and animals living in your local area: