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Plastic in the ocean
We are now involved in the awareness of plastic in our oceans. The children are creating posters to educate the area about this pollution.
Our whole school got behind this and collected a whopping 45,050 old batteries. We had them collected and now the children are all switched on to the recycling of old batteries.
Following on from our new school waste policy and action plan, we have decided to have a community litter pick in and around our local playing field and park. We plan to carry on doing the work that we have recently started on such as having small groups of volunteers litter picking in our school grounds and inviting support from parent and the local community to help with a wider waste project. By Edward and Tonatiuh
what's under your feet ?
On the 2nd May (Thursday) we did a project about what's under your feet. We collected data of insects from under the grass in our school field. We found many insects such as worms, grubs, maggots and ants and many other's.whilst we were digging up the ground some of us felt disgusted by insects, the others liked holding the insects . After we finished we put the insects back we put the grass back and the next day it rained. Somerset Bridge Primary School Eco-Warriors
What's Under Your Feet Campaign - Part 2 - March 2019
On March 17th, the Garlinge Eco Reps returned to the dig sites to continue the 'What's Under Your Feet' campaign. We dug up the same patch of soil and had a look to see what we would find this time. We got our hands quite muddy! Across the two dig sites, we found: 10 earthworms 8 ants 1 spider. Observing our efforts were: 9 house sparrows 1 robin 14 herring gulls 2 feral pigeons
Reducing Single Use Plastics
Following on from World Water Day..with 1500 reusable water bottles given to all pupils and staff courtesy of NiWater, lismore Comprehensive have set up the 'SUPs' Team....reducing Single Use Plastics in our school 1. school audit 2. school plastic footprint 3. assemblies 4. possible solutions 5. media and contacts/speakers
St. Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School's New Waste Policy
29th of March 2019 This is St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School's blog about our journey to becoming a more eco-friendly school and working towards the Eco-schools Silver Award. We have been inspired to create this blog after the activities we participated in during waste week. These included using single-use plastics and other waste to make art,re-using scrap pieces of paper and a small group of volunteers went litter picking in the school grounds. We have seen and heard about how much damage we are doing to our world and we would like to make a difference to our world. In year 6, we have developed a no-light-Friday initiative and from April to October we already turn off our heating completely. Written by Lukas, Thomas and Shane
Now we have finished our waste survey at lunch time. The School Eco team are targeting recycling plastic which comes out of the lunch boxes. We have a small bin for any plastic from lunch boxes and we have given out leaflets to encourage recyclable bottles etc in the lunch box. We give out stickers too.