Members of our Green Team joined children from other local schools for an Eco-Summit at Stoborough School with workshops and discussions about the many different ways all our children are helping to change the world for the better. There’s a clip on BBC Newsround.
Pupils have been very enthusiastic about the Plastic Free Schools Campaign and many children have been picking up litter both in and out of school. Some of them have even got some specialist equipment for picking up litter on the journey to school.
It’s official: the work we have done, led by our green team, has given us Plastic-Free School status. Let’s keep it up and get even better at reducing our plastic use.
The letter got damaged in the post!
The Green Team presented their petition to managers of Co-op and Budgens asking that they try and reduce unnecessary plastic packaging in their stores. Since our last visit to Budgens they have switched to paper bags instead of plastic for customers to use when buying loose fruit and veg.
We visited our local supermarkets, Budgens and Co-op, once again, this time to collect signatures for our petition. We now have over 300 signatures from our local community and hope to collect even more. Soon we will be sending our petition off to the supermarkets and hope that they do something about this tragedy of plastic waste.
Written by Dobrusia (Y6)
Recent pictures from our Polish link school: a green team project on climate change. Children at St Mary’s will shortly be working on a similar project.
The school Green Team recently visited the Budgens and Coop supermarkets in the town to look at how much unnecessary packaging is being used. They also asked members of the public what they thought and they agreed unanimously that it should be reduced. Next the Green Team will be writing to the supermarkets to ask if this is possible.
St Mary’s has signed up to the Plastic-Free Schools campaign organised by Surfers Against Sewage.
We want to eliminate all single use plastic from our school and as a start we collected all the single-use plastic from our lunchboxes and identified three items that we could try not to use.
These are our top three:
The Green Team visited Swanage beach on a very damp afternoon for a beach clean. They found a wide collection of rubbish to remove, including plastic, glass and dead fish and rays.
This year the Green Team are working on reducing plastic waste at school and in our local environment. We established a link with the local Litter Free Purbeck group in Swanage after a visit from Wayne Dixon, who’s about half way around a litter picking/beach-cleaning walk around the UK coastline. Wayne is the No. 1 Litter Ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy and is also a recipient of one of the Prime Minister’s Points of Lights awards.
Read more about Wayne’s walk here. Photos of him and Koda in school to follow.