In school, w
It was great to have Kirsten from Dorset Waste Partnership visit us and give us some great tips about how to use our new compost bins. She told us we can add green items such as banana skins, apple cores and eggshells, but not too much citrus and definitely no cooked food. To make good compost, she also suggested we add brown items, such as cardboard and newspaper!
At St John's, we used recycled materials to create items to sell at the school summer fayre. Year 1 made bird feeders by reusing pinecones and filling them with lard and bird seed and threading Cheerios onto pipe cleaners. Year 5 made and sold wild flower seed bombs that help attract bees and insects. Finally, year 6 made beautiful tea light holders out of recycled jars and newspaper.
At St John's, we are collecting batteries! We have already sent off 3 filled tubs which is amazing but please remember to keep sending your old, unwanted batteries into school with your children so that they can be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Tubs can be found in the school entrance and next to the eco display. THANK YOU!
It has been great to see the children saving energy this week by walking, cycling and scooting to school. Some children from the Eco Committee designed some great posters to encourage the other pupils to ditch their cars and get to school in a more environmentally friendly way. A pupil from each class was also chosen to win a Sports Direct voucher.