Please help your community!

As part of the Great British Spring Clean there is an organised litter pick at Beckets Park on Sunday 5th March between 2pm and 4pm. We know it is a big ask but please if you have some spare time on Sunday (even just 30 minutes) please join us to help to save our world! If you think you may be able to volunteer please comment on this blog post. (All attending children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.)

Competition time! PLEASE ENTER!

Following on from our assembly this morning, here is the link showing the litter heroes Wayne and Koda ready to go to battle against Lord Litter! If you would like to enter the calendar competition please create your cartoon with pictures of these 3 characters on an A4 piece of paper. Remember this needs to be landscape. On the back please write your name and year group then deliver it to Miss Cooper by Monday 6th March. Miss Cooper will then post all of the entries together. We are looking forward to seeing your entries!

Bag 2 School Update!

Thank you so much to all of the people who donated items for our Bag 2 School project. We can reveal that we managed to raise an amazing £163.80! When we return to school the Eco Committee will meet and have a discussion as to what we would like to spend this money on. Ideally we would like to use it to enhance our School in an environmentally friendly way! If you have any suggestions please feel free to add these to the blog. Thank you again!

Bag 2 School update

It is fantastic to hear lots of people saying they have lots of items to donate to our Bag 2 School project however as a polite reminder please do not bring your bags into school until Friday 27th or Monday 30th January. Bags will be collected at 9.00am on this Monday morning so please make sure they are in school first thing.

If you are finding it difficult to fit all of your textiles into just one bag or if your bag has been misplaced then a normal bin bag is fine to use.

The Eco Committee looks forward to counting the bags!

Bag 2 School update!

Our empty bags have arrived! Each child will receiving their bag on Monday ready to take home and be filled with clean, dry items in good condition. On each bag it very helpfully states what can and cannot be placed inside. It also has a sticker giving our collection date -Monday 30th January. We look forward to receiving all of your full bags to support our pledge to help to reduce waste. However, due to a lack of storage space, we would be extremely grateful if you could bring your full bags into school no earlier than Friday 27th January. 

Thank you in advance,

The Eco Committee!

Reduce, reuse and recycle with our Bag 2 School scheme!

Having a clear out over the holidays? Getting rid of old clothes and textiles to make way for new gifts? Why not bag them up and donate them to our Bags 2 School scheme. We have a collection booked for 30th January from the Ecton Brook site. With this collection we aim to not only raise funds for our school but also to develop an awareness of reducing the amount of waste that we throw away.  By recycling our old textiles in this way we are reducing the amount that will just be thrown into landfill.

On return to school each child will receive an empty bag ready to fill! 

Items that are accepted are:

  • Men’s, ladies and children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes tied together
  • Handbags
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Scarves and ties
  • Jewellery
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Curtains
  • Towels
  • Bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers

All donations must be good quality, clean and dry as the scheme aims to reuse these items. Thank you in advance for your support! LET’S START SORTING!

Watch this space for updates linked to our Bags 2 School collection.

Switch Off Fortnight!

Over the next two weeks we are taking part in Switch Off Fortnight on Ecton Brook Campus! This means that we are all working hard to reduce the amount of energy that we use within our school. Each class now has two designated Energy Monitors whose job it is to turn off any lights when the classroom or area is not being used and also to nag, nag, nag the adults in the classroom to make sure that screens, visualisers and laptops are being turned to standby when they are not being used. You will be able to identify these Energy Monitors around the school as they are each wearing a special badge! We need your help too so keep turning off electrical items that are not being used.  Our caretaker is tracking our progress by taking regular meter readings so watch this space for updates! 

What’s under your feet?!

Today the members of the Eco Committee dug a small patch of ground to investigate what creepy crawlies could be found under our feet for a national campaign. We found a group of red ants, a few woodlice and a lot of earthworms! One of the worms we found was longer than our ruler! A group of us also searched the sky and trees to see what birds we could spot. This was to link to our findings from our digging to see which birds we have in our area and if there is enough food to support them. We will be sending our data off for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to analyse alongside others information.

Amazing assembly!

Today the Eco Committee held a super assembly where they informed the whole school of their upcoming projects. Their first campaign is to reduce the amount of waste we just throw away. To help the school to do this they have given each class a box for recycling card and paper in. When our new compost bins arrive the Eco Committee will go around to each class and give them a compost pot for all of their snack and food waste. 

Over the next few weeks the Eco Committee are going to become detectives and see which classes are managing to reduce their waste. Keep checking the blog for updates on our progress. 

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