26th February 2018
This week we will be introducing a new initiative to help us achieve our silver award. This morning the children have met 'Recycling Rita' and will begin taking part in 'Waste Week'. We will be starting paper and cardboard recycling in class and inviting parents to help us recycle our plastics. We will also be encouraging children to be less wasteful of food at lunch time e.g. finishing their plate and only choosing what they will eat then going back for more if still hungry. We will measure the food and rubbish wastage in our bins before we begin our initiative and then measure the impact. This information will be passed on to the 'POD' scientists at EDF energy who are supporting schools in the battle to look after our wonderful world!
Thursday 11th January - We are working towards our silver Eco Club badge. To make a bigger impact on our school environment we are introducing Whole School Litter Picking. Duties will be taken up by: January - Year 4; February - Year 1; March - EYFS; April - Year 3 - May - Year 5; June - Year 2; and July - Year 6.
Eco Club is run by Mrs Mason and 14 children, two from each year group. Members are: Jasper and Maisie in Reception; Arianna and Grayson in Year 1; Angelo and Erin in Year 2; Scarlett and Taylor in Year 3; Izzy and George in year 4; Leo and Emmie-Mae in Year 5; and Finn and Seren in Year 6.
They meet every half term during their lunch hour. Last half term they achieved the Bronze Award following a plan they drew up to make the School more eco friendly. The two target areas for the action plan are saving energy and litter picking. This half term they are working towards the Silver Award. If you are a parent, grandparent, carer or friend of the school and would like to help at Eco Club, then please contact Mrs Mason.
We have used egg boxes to make an 'Eco-friendly' Christmas tree! Year One and Eco Club have helped us paint, stack, fix and decorate the tree!
Each class at St Thomas' has a fruit peel and core bucket ready to put in our Key Stage composter. The staff have begun collecting their used teabags in the staff room ready for the composter too.