We are now a cartridge recycling school!
Parents and members of staff are now able to bring their cartridges into school and recycle them in the box in the office or the box by the eco display. Each family has been sent home with a recycling pouch which can be used to put old cartridges in however, cartridges can also be brought in on their own, they do not need to be contained within a pouch.
Recycling cartridges is another great way that we can look after our planet. Unfortunately, cartridges do not decompose so they sit on landfills for years and years when they are thrown away with normal rubbish. For every ink cartridge we recycle, we are able to raise money for our school
Our Eco Committee Display
In school, we have a display where we can share all of our eco news with the rest of the school. On our display, we have our action plan, our minutes from our meetings and a copy of our environmental review. Click below to see the action plan we created in one of our meetings. This tells you everything you need to know about how we plan on making St John's an Eco School!
School assembly all about recycling
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!
Bio-diversity at the summer fayre
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 enterence and next to the eco display. THANK YOU!
Walk, bike and scoot to school week
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.