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PostHeaderIcon Green-Schools Week Success!!

February, 2018

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Wow, what a week we had for Green-Schools Week! We had great fun learning about all things green and taking part in our Green-School activities. We are working very hard to get our next Green-Schools Flag for Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. Here are some of the activities that took place!

  • Global Goals Workshop: Ms. Goggins did a workshop with 6th class all about the UN’s Global Goals. These are a set of 17 goals that the UN wants countries around the world to work towards to make it a better place to live in
  • Recycling Around the World: Ms. Goggins also did a workshop with 4th class about how other countries recycle. Did you know that in Sweden they recycle 92% of their waste? They also turn waste into energy that can be used by rubbish trucks. Isn’t that clever?!
  • WOW Day: We had a walk on Wednesday encouraging as many children as possible to leave the car at home and travel to school in  a way that is better for the environment
  • Recycling: We teamed up with Recycle It! to recycle any unwanted electrical items that the school and parents had at home. We also finished our battery collection for WEEE and the Lara Lynn foundation. We collected almost 4,000 batteries!!! Not only are we helping the environment, we are helping children who are ill.
  • Green-Code: Sarah from 3rd class was the winner of our new green code with her song about recycling! Well done Sarah!
  • Prize-Giving: We held our prize-giving in the school hall on the last day of Green-Schools week. Some classes spoke about what they had learned during the week. We had performances from the finalists of our green-code competition and we announced the winners of our recycling batteries competition. Can you believe that 1st Class, Room 11 collected over 600 batteries?! Great job 1st class!!

Check out some of the pictures from Green-Schools week!

PostHeaderIcon Green-Schools Week!

5th February 2018

 

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This week we holding our Green-Schools week! There are lots of exciting events happening to celebrate our next flag for Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. We are doing lots of things to look after the environment and the world we live in.

On Monday, Ms. Goggins will be doing a workshop with 6th Class about the UN Global Goals. She will do another workshop with 4th class on Tuesday all about recycling around the world.

On Wednesday, we will have a WOW day, walk on Wednesday! So please try to come to school in a way that is good for the environment, like walking, cycling, by bus, carpooling or park n’ stride.

Wednesday is also the last day for bringing in batteries for the recycle competition. Recycling batteries is a great way to help the environment. If we just throw used batteries into the normal bin they will be brought to the landfill and dumped there. The old batteries can leak harmful chemicals into the ground and pollute the land and rivers. By recycling batteries we are taking responsibility for looking after the environment. Also, when we send our used batteries to WEEE recycling, they will donate money to the Laura Lynn children’s hospice. So not only are we helping the environment, we are helping the community.

And on Friday, we want all children to wear something green over their uniform for Green-Schools. We will announce the winners of the recycled batteries competition and the Green code on Friday.

Please make a special effort to throw all your litter in the bin next week. Thank you to our litter pickers from the Green-Schools committee who do such a great job at keeping our yard clean.  Please keep recycling your paper and batteries. Make sure you turn off the lights when you leave your classroom to save energy.

We are really looking forward to showing what a great job we do to look after the environment in Gardiner Street School.

 

Staff