Green Flag Award
To be part of our eco-committee, children were invited to write a letter to tell Miss Marshall what they would do to be the driving force behind the campaign to gain our Green Flag. Miss Marshall then chose four children from each class and the rest of the children had to vote for who they thought would be best for the job!
The committee held meetings and kept a record of our achievements. Here are some of the actions we took to gain our Green Flag award:
- Cut down on plastic use in school by bringing our own water bottles
- Litter picks around school and local areas
- Organised a second hand uniform sale
- Designed posters to encourage parents, family and friends to ‘Recycle, Reuse, Reduce and Refuse’
- Miss Shiels bought new bins for each class and we measured how much paper we wasted. The class with the least amount of waste received a treat
To pay for the Green Flag, we had an open day. There were cake sales, bring and buy stalls, fairground stalls, how many sweets in a jar competition and a raffle. Year 5 and 6 wrote to local businesses to ask for donations for the raffle. We had a fantastic response and to name but a few were given a basket of flowers from a local florist, scuba diving lessons for two, afternoon tea at Slattery’s, a free haircut and even a bottle of champagne. We managed to raise over £250!
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