What a load of rubbish!
On Tuesday 12th February, the Eco Group took part in a beach clean at Beach Cove and Coryton Cove. We were met by Vanessa Riley from Dawlish Against Plastic who assisted us. We found old cans, bottle caps, fishermen nets and lots more. We compared which beach had the most rubbish and were surprised by the amount of rubbish found in such a short period of time. We found it quite tricky to leave the beach as we kept trying to find more rubbish but we are hoping to do another beach clean in the future. We will be presenting an assembly to our school to show everyone the rubbish removed from the beach. We had a great afternoon and we know there is a little less rubbish in the sea due to our help. We would like to thank the parent helpers for their fantastic support on our beach clean.
"I have learnt so much since being part of the Eco Committee I make sure that lights are turned off at home as well as school" - Robyn
"We check that all the monitors and computers are turned off in school so we can help save energy" - Sarah
"We are light monitors, out job is to check that all the lights are turned off when everyone leaves the classroom" - Taylor & Archie
Eco news - 2019
Recycling point for crisp packets. We are now a recycling point for crisp packets. Just pop your empty crisp packets into our recycling box in the school office. Please note the recycling company have specified not to fold the packets into triangles. As a school that promotes healthy eating, the children will not be able to use this facility during the school day so please could we ask that you collect them at home and bring them in either at the beginning or end of the school day.
Recycling Toner cartridges. Remember to bring your empty toners into our recycling point in the school office (please pop them into the bag provided then into the recycling box). For each cartridge collected, our chosen charity, The Helen Foundation, receives money. What a great way to help our environment while raising money for this worthy cause.
Recycling of pens. We are delighted to inform you that we are also recycling our used whiteboard pens and handwriting pens through a recycling scheme. If you could collect them at home too and bring them into the collection box in the office.
Beach clean – Saturday 26th January, 2pm at Dawlish Viaduct. Dawlish Against Plastic is holding a beach clean on Saturday 26th January at 2pm. This event is led by Dawlish Against Plastic. Equipment is provided. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. A great chance to get involved in a community project to reduce the plastic on our beach.
Eco Schools Bronze award
We are delighted to share our fantastic news that we have now earned our Eco Schools bronze award. To earn this award, our school had to meet the criteria set by Eco Schools which included setting up an Eco Committee, undertaking an environmental review and producing an action plan following on from the environmental review.
Our school has taken part in initiatives such as Waste Week, Switch off Fortnight and applying for a grant to enable us to compost our fruit and vegetable waste. The children have also been learning about looking after our precious plant throughout their lesson which has included writing to the Prime Minister to ban single use plastic.
We are really proud of our achievement and now looking forward to earning our Silver Award, and finally the Green Award. Well done to everyone at our school!