Junior school pupils had a visit from Arc21 recycling company. Noel their representative gave pupils a presentation about all the different types of products that can be made from recycled materials. It surprised us how many different products that can be made from recycled plastic bottles! Pupils were then able to make scary Halloween masks from recycled cardboard and spooky spider webs.

Classes from senior school had the opportunity to learn about water conservation aboard the Water Bus. Pupils had presentations and demonstrations about a range of water issues such as the water cycle, water for health, water sources and wastewater treatment. They are all now ready to tackle water conservation in school!

The Eco club is a fun hands on approach to learning about environmental issues and the impact they have on us locally and globally. The club is pupil led with committee members deciding on the topics and projects that they are interested in. The club works towards achieving a green flag by actions such as recycling and carrying out energy audits. They also look at the local biodiversity and ways to reduce the use of plastic. The members are made up of pupils from upper junior school though to transition giving older pupils the opportunity to mentor their younger peers. We made great progress towards achieving our green flag last year and look forward to the upcoming projects in the year ahead.

Last term we were looking at recycling around school and what it means to recycle. We gathered information to see how classes were disposing of their waste. Our Eco-schools team provided recycling bins to those classes who required them and we heightened awareness of the need to cut down on items we use, during Waste Week.

The team also made birds’ nests and feeders from recycled materials. We then hung them up outside our classroom so we can observe the birds around school.