We are very proud of our Dee Banks Eco Warriors, who have been very busy this term and have already achieved the Bronze Eco Schools Award!

 

They carried out an environmental audit of the school and decided that the first challenge was to look at what happens to our waste.  We all love a packet of crisps, and everyone was quite shocked to discover that crisp packets take 80 years to breakdown.  So this is what we’ve done……

We have made collection boxes and posters, letting everyone know we are collecting packets. We will then send them off and they will be recycled into things like chairs, watering cans and plant pots.

 

Bring in your packets and we will do the rest!

Did you know batteries take a shocking 2,000,000 years to breakdown?  We can recycle those too, just drop them off at reception

We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed dairy cows.  But bees are in trouble and there is growing concern at bee decline across the world. This decline is caused by a combination of stresses from loss of their habitat and food source to exposure to pesticides and the effects of climate change.  So, for Earth Day 2019 we thought we would give them a hand and had great fun making wild flower seed bombs and throwing them in Duke’s Drive and around the school field.    We are really looking forward to seeing the results and watching the bees feast.