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.
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
'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.