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Green Week: Our local environment (Walk to School week and Litter! 20th-24th May 2019

Let's Walk to School together!

WOW! What an amazing response we had from our families for Walk to School week. Year 2 won the aim of the week, with 123 walk to school stickers (out of a possible total of 150!). Well done to Year 2, but also to all of the classes, as it was a close result, with all the classes showing a real drive and commitment to reduce their car use. 

 

The results were as follows:

1st= Year 2 (123 stickers)

2nd= Year 1 (113 stickers)

2nd= Year 5 (113 stickers)

4th= Year 4 (104 stickers)

5th= Year 3 (100 stickers)

6th= Year 6 (99 stickers)

7th= Rainbows (94 stickers)

 

We also had a total of 101 children who walked, biked, scootered or were able to 'park and stride' every day of the week. 

 

Thank you to all the families who took part, helping to promote the healthy body, healthy mind and healthy environment focus of walk to school week. 

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Look at the number of bikes and scooters parked on the playground on Tuesday! Well done everyone!

Look at the number of bikes and scooters parked on the playground on Tuesday! Well done everyone!  1
Look at the number of bikes and scooters parked on the playground on Tuesday! Well done everyone!  2
Look at the number of bikes and scooters parked on the playground on Tuesday! Well done everyone!  3

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!

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Litter picking around the school grounds

Rainbows, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 all carried out litter picks around the school grounds, collected a surprising amount of litter each day. We will now continue weekly litter picks to ensure we reduce the amount of harmful litter being left in the school grounds. 

Year 1's litter collection!

Year 1's litter collection! 1

Litter picks at two local parks

Year 5 and Year 4 visited Castle Hill park and the park on Norwich Road to carry out a litter pick with the Waste Enforcement Officer Luke Collins. Each class collected a worrying amount of litter, which, thanks to their efforts, has now been removed from those environments.

Thank you to the parent helpers who assisted us with these visits and look out for future work in Year 4 inspired by their enthusiasm and drive to make a difference to the problem of litter. 

Year 4's bags of litter collected from the Norwich Road park

Year 4's bags of litter collected from the Norwich Road park 1
Year 4's bags of litter collected from the Norwich Road park 2
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