Following the last half-term’s focus on our Eco-target of ‘Energy’, in this week’s meeting, the Eco Team were keen to discuss this half-term’s target of ‘Waste’. As a school, we will be taking part in the PODs ‘Waste Week 2023’. The Eco-Team thought it was about time we got our school composting system up and running, so our Waste Monitors will be overseeing that all fruit waste from break times is put in the correct small food-waste bins.
Our Year 5 Playground Monitors will be emptying these daily into our large school composting bins. Our Gardening Club will also be using these compost bins to put all garden waste into. Hopefully, when the time comes, our Gardening Club will then be able to use the compost for growing!
We really wanted families to have a chance to take part in Waste Week too, so the Eco-Team will be sending home ‘Battery boxes’ with KS2 pupils.
Did you know that over 20,000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill sites in the UK each year? To avoid this in our school community, we are asking pupils and their families to collect their old batteries in one of the boxes and empty them in your local battery recycling unit (many of the mini local supermarkets have these easily displayed). Once you have emptied out your box you can reuse it again!
We are excited that following Waste Week, Y1, Y2 and Y3 will be participating in a music workshop that will involve making musical instruments out of recycled materials. More excitingly, those families that wish to, will have the opportunity to take their own children to Barnes Music Festival to be involved in a special family concert using the instruments they have made! (For more info on the Barnes Music Festival, click here)