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 Eco Committee Update

Eco team news

Top Eco Tips

  • Turn off lights, TV’s, PC’s to save energy
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, you could save up to 5litres of water!
  • Get a water butt to water the garden – it has certainly rained enough this year to get a good quantity!
  • Compost your waste vegetable peelings
  • Walk or cycle to school rather than use the car for short journeys… better for you, better for the environment

Don’t forget to send in your items for recycling; batteries, mobile phones, ink cartridges and stamps.  Not only are you saving the environment, you are also contributing to school funds!

The Keep Britain Tidy assessors came to visit school to audit the eco team and work carried out in school.  For the second time, Marshside Primary was awarded the highest accolade – the Green Flag.  With only 1100 schools classed as such, we are very proud of our achievements and their impact on the local and global community.

Marshside Primary were runners up in the Sefton Green League, pipped at the post at the last minute! However, with the pupils’ commitment to recycling and saving energy we have no doubt we will be highly placed again this year – in fact we are in first position at the moment!  Keep sending in those can for crushing please – don’t forget you get a certificate when you do.

Thanks to parents for a super collection of Morrison’s Let’s Grow vouchers, we collected enough to purchase two raised beds; one for the Reception/year 1 outside area and the other for Year 5/6 outside area.  We will be collecting again later this year so please remember to send the vouchers in to school.

Pupils organised events and activities during this year’s Fair Trade Fortnight, raising awareness of the conditions for third world producers. A small change to our shopping habits can have a big impact on the life of subsistence farmers, pick up a Fair Trade product instead of your usual brand.

Our corridors are full of wildlife! Following our success in the Recycling Rap competition, the pupils chose character bins for the school; shark, penguin and monkey! Pupils remember to put their rubbish in the bin instead of on the floor and ensure our school is always tidy and free from litter.

Monitors are out and about each breaktime making sure that pupils and staff have turned off the lights, computers and projectors – we are dedicated to saving money and energy!

Eco team members created new posters to remind children to only press the tap once, to half fill their drinking bottles and to save water in the water butt.  Every drop counts and we are watching for waste.

 

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