Wow! Easter holidays already!
The sun is trying to shine, the plants are beginning to grow, the flowers are starting to bloom and the bees are waking up....
I hope you all have a restful Easter break but if you fancy trying to make something a bit different, here are some ideas for you...
If nothing else at this strange time in the world, the weather is being kind to us. I hope you are all managing to safely enjoy the sunshine one way or another.
playing in the garden, planting seeds, making dens, feeding the birds, reading a book in the garden are just some ideas for you all.
If anyone wants to send me some good Eco ideas to share with everyone, tell me about something they have been enjoying outside or show me some photos, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reydon primary eco-committee have recognised the importance of planting new trees for the future of our planet. They have been given the opportunity to do something to help this.
The Eco-Committee completed a questionnaire about planting trees in Reydon. They were asked if they think it is a good idea to plant trees in Reydon and why? They all agreed it is a good idea and said it would encourage wildlife, help towards climate change, give us air to breathe and look nice. The children were asked if they thought the Recreational ground (Rec) in Reydon would be a good place and why? They decided it would be a good place because children play there, there is lots of empty space and it is near the school. The final question for the children to answer was, “Would you like to be involved in planting trees around Reydon?” They all would love to help.
During National Tree Planting week this year the Eco-Committee will lend their helping hands, with the support of the Parish Council to plant some tree saplings on the Reydon Recreational ground (the Rec). The tree saplings will need time to root over the winter. It would show tremendous support as a community to be vigilant and caring around the saplings when visiting the Rec so they do not get damaged.
On the 22nd of November we will also be inviting the children to come to school in-non uniform with a suggested donation of £1.
Some of the donations received will go to Just One Tree this is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere through global reforestation. Just One Tree supports established reforestation projects, namely the International Tree Foundation and Eden Reforestation Projects, who plant in areas severely affected by mass deforestation such as Kenya, Madagascar, Haiti & Indonesia.
Just One Tree makes it simple for everyone to contribute to collective action on the climate crisis because just £1 plants one tree.
More information can be found at: https://www.justonetree.life/
Thank you for your continued support
Reydon Primary School
CRISP PACKET COLLECTORS
Thank you all so much for the fabulous crisp packet collecting, so far through the recycling programmes we are contributing to we have raised £110 for the school.
Terracycle have new guidelines and we are only aloud to send parcels of 8kg or more! This is so we can reduce the carbon footprint even more....
Can I ask you all to flatten the crisp packets as much as you can before you bring them in, this will help us a great deal in being able to pack more in a box.
Thank you again.
A big thank you to everyone who returned full bags of unwanted items...
The Recycle with Michael bags have been collected by the salvation army and the items have raised £35.10 for the school.
Thank you for your support,
2018/19 Eco-committee members litter picking around the school grounds to join in with "The Great Big School Clean" and I am very pleased we were able to take part.
Great job everyone!
Our three chosen topics to work on for 2019
One of the seven steps to becoming an Eco-School is Carrying out an environmental review that helps the school to identify its current environmental impact and highlights the good, the bad and the ugly.
The results of our Environmental Review have informed us of the topics will work on in our Action Plan.
Marine and Coast
Teaches children about local and/or global coastal and marine habitats, how people are affecting these habitats and what we can do to protect them.
Examines the impact of waste on the environment and explores actions to minimise the amount of waste that we produce and dispose of on a daily basis.
Suggests ways in which all members of the school can work together to increase awareness of energy issues and to improve energy efficiency within the school.
Please carry on collecting your waste to be sent off to Terracycle.
For all information on what is and is not accepted please see the attached posters below.
Thanks for all your recycling support!