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WELCOME TO OUR ECO TEAM PAGE!

 

We are a group of students that are keen to make our school a more environmentally friendly place to learn. We wrote speeches, and were elected by our classmates to represent our year groups. Ms Ashley helps us to reach our goals. 

 

Our current members are Eva, Martha, Esmee, Harper, Oscar, Monty, Hollie, Oliver, Dexter, Millie, Mia, Alfie, Elli, Darcie and Matilda. 

 

We are in our 2nd year of working towards our Green Flag status and after all our efforts, we have now achieved our silver certificate.

 

What do we recycle at school?

  • Clothes
  • Batteries
  • Pens
  • Plastic
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Crisp packets

*We would like all your bottle tops too for a piece of eco art.

The classrooms, school office and staffroom all have recycling boxes 

 

Please look at our Outside Living Eco Wall for lots of information. Things such as the projects we are doing in school, who our eco members are, what was discussed at our meetings or just to look at our world map. See some work by our children or find out where you can purchase eco friendly products such as lunch boxes or locally sourced fruit and vegetables.

 

Ms Ashley would like to thanks our caretaker, Mr Jupp, for all his hard work on the Outside Living Eco wall and the children from across the school for their enthusiasm and love of learning about how, as a school, we can do the things we are doing so well and strive to do them better.

 

 

18th October 2019

Eco Day

Thank you to all of you for wearing green and donating your £1 on our first ever Eco Awareness day.

It was a great success,with so much to think about, talk about and listen to.

 

An amazing total of £360 was raised, which will go towards a shed for the uniform swap shop. Thank you!

 

The plastic you threw onto the playground, although something we wouldn't normally do, how did it make you feel? Did you think of the oceans or our landfill? 

 

There was some great pieces of work being produced on this day, from poetry, designing an  Eco Mascot, ( to be judged by our caretaker, Mr.Judd & Mrs Gray), drawing up a poster with our Eco Code on it to lunch time litter picking and lots of recycling. 

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8th June 2019

 

A massive thank you to all children and their families for supporting our school in the Big Battery Hunt! 

 

We were astounded by the number (and variety!) of batteries that families donated to us. 

 

Whilst the Big Battery Hunt Competition is now finished, our school will continue to be a hub for the recycling of batteries, so please keep collecting them and preventing batteries from ending up in landfill. 

 

We will keep you posted with any news of the competition. 

 

And finally a big thanks to Mrs Jennings and Miss Granter for being Eco-heroes and supporting our collection in the Office! 

 

23rd May 2019

 

Join the Big Battery Hunt

 

https://www.bigbatteryhunt.co.uk/

 

 

The Eco-team have decided to support the Big Battery Hunt and we need your help! This is a nationwide competition, where we could win a two night trip to the Sustainability centre, iPads and £2000 of school equipment vouchers. This week, each child will bring home a battery collection box. Over half term, please get hunting for old batteries and pop them in the box. When your box is full, please empty it into the container in the main school office, and take your box home again to keep collecting! Staff will be joining in too!

 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

24th April 2019

 

 

 

After school today, Eco-team member Henry dropped off the 500 pens we've collected for recycling to Creech St Michael Primary School. Our school is still waiting to join the Terracycle scheme for pen recycling, so it was nice to be able to support another local  school. The staff and students were really welcoming and they were really pleased to be able to help us our with our recycling.

 

Take a look at the Terracycle website (https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/the-writing-instruments-brigade-r) to see the journey our old pens will go on to become useful objects like watering cans and even new pens! 

 

Thank you to all our staff and students who have helped to keep these pens out of landfill by using the recycling boxes, and thank you for your support Creech St Michael Primary School! 

 

Keep recycling! 

 

 

What's this strange looking bird box?

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North Petherton Primary School has been really lucky to have been given several bat boxes, and insect hotels from Simon Pidgeon, Managing Director of Quantock Ecology. 

 

These wildlife enhancements to the school site will help to encourage more wildlife around the village. Mr Simpson has been very busy putting the boxes up on the trees, climbing ladders and getting children from Forest School to decide on locations using their compass skills! Well done Mr Simpson and Forest School!  

 

This type of bat box makes a very good summer home for Common pipistrelle bats, such as this chap...

 

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We will keep you updated as soon as any bats move in! 

 

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