We are sure that you will have noticed – but this week has been our first ever Eco Week! We have had a wonderful week with the children thinking about how to reduce, reuse and recycle. The children have been very enthusiastic thinking about how they can have an impact on our environment and we very much hope that this will be a life skill that the children will share and develop at home. During the week we have:
· Had a litter pick in the Robin Hood trail
· Made posters about reduce, reuse and recycle
· Had a walk to Batford Spring to look at the plants
· Sorting rubbish into the different sorts of recycling
· Making paper
· Thinking about making musical instruments from junk
· Made natural, Andy Goldsworthy – style temporary art installations
· Shared our ideas for reusing corks - they were very imaginative!
We have also been very concerned about the effect of the milk cartons some of us have at school. We have been thinking how we can reduce, reuse and recycle them. We realised that some children order milk but never drink it! This wastes 35 cartons a week and they might go to landfill! We thought about how we could reuse the cartons.
We don’t like it that they are difficult to recycle, and have a plastic straw in a plastic wrapper than can never be recycled! We have written some letters to people we think may be able to help.
We hope you have a lovely weekend and your children share lots of ideas for making a difference. Look out for some of the Sustainable St Albans activities in our area, including FoodSmiles Open Day at Hammonds End Farm on Saturday.
The Year One team