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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Eco-Committee

Welcome to our Eco-Committee pages

 

Members of our Eco-Committee are elected by the children each year and we work on issues from recycling and waste to saving energy. If you have an idea or an issue that you want to raise awareness of then talk to your class representative. 

 

Each autumn we take part in 'The Pod Switch Off Fortnight'. The children have completed an energy audit, created posters and have spoken to their classes about the importance of switching off lights and other electrical appliances to help save energy. 

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Visit jointhepod.org/energy to find out more about saving energy.

We won £500 for the school for our outstanding glass recycling campaign!

We signed up to the re3 #LottaBottle initiative to help raise awareness of glass recycling in Reading. To begin our campaign the Eco-committee members visited a local bottle bank

We are taking part in the Big Battery Hunt again this year.

Bring your old batteries to school and help fill our collection container - it is upstairs in the Penthouse.

Each year we take part in Waste Week. Last year the children were invited to create an Easter hat from recycled materials to parade in assembly on the last day of term. This year we are looking at plastic waste and recycling.

The Whale Company

Carlos and Carolyn became the first people in the world to paddle 12 marathon in 12 

countries on their Bottle Board, and in 2018 they paddled the length of the Thames.

 

As their journey down the Thames passed by our school we invited them in to lead a 

whole school assembly and talk about their journey. Their stand up paddleboard was  

made from recycled plastic bottles and they talked to us about the global problem of 

plastic pollution. 

 

'The global problem of plastic is escalating out of control.  Over the past ten years we have produced more plastic than in the whole of the last century.  Today, a rubbish-truck load is dumped into the ocean every minute.  At the current rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.  Only 24% of the five million tonnes of plastic used in the UK every year is re-used.  We urgently need to rethink how we use plastic.'

The Eco-Committee have been inspired by the Whale Company visit and want to also raise awareness of plastics in the oceans. We are collecting empty, clean plastic bottles which we are going to be making our own sculptures from. There is a collection box just inside the door from the playground.   

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