Let's Walk to School together!
During the week beginning Monday 20th May, we are setting the children the challenge to 'Walk to School', focusing on creating healthy bodies, healthy minds and a healthier environment around the school gates.
The children can walk, bike or scoot both to and from school and will receive a sticker each day for doing so. 'Park and Stride' will also count, with parents encouraged to park a couple of streets away and walk the remaining distance. The class with the most stickers, who has walked the most, will win the green aim of the week. All children who walk to school everyday will also be rewarded.
Together we can improve the congestion around the school and reduce the amount of harmful gases released into the environment from cars.
Ipswich Borough Council visit: Monday 20th May
We were visited by three members of Ipswich Borough Council. The Waste Enforcement Officer, Luke Collins, told us all about littering and the importance of not dropping litter and picking up safely any litter we see (especially as a crisp or sweet packet takes up to 10 years to break down!).
Andrew Coleman, Environmental Health Officer, then told us all about air pollution and the dangerous gases released into the environment by cars, causing breathing difficulties, Asthma and even heart problems. The solution is clear; we need to reduce the amount we use our cars; turn off engines; and walk, bike or scoot as much as possible.
Glynis Wood, Educational Officer at Ipswich Borough Council, then presented the school with a class set of high-visibility jackets and litter grabbers, ready for litter picks this week and for us to undertake on a regular basis.
Thank you to Ipswich Borough Council for all your help and support in helping us to be green!
Litter picking around the school grounds
So far Year 1 and Rainbows have been busy using the litter grabbers to pick up rubbish from the school grounds. Keep checking for more class updates!