These are some of the things our school has done to help improve our planet:
|December 2021||Planted 2 new trees|
|Autumn 2021||COP26 Climate Change March and Climate Awareness Day|
|Spring 2021||Introduced crisp packet and biscuit wrapper recycling in canteen|
|March 2020||Dog poo Poster Competition for new posters for the alley|
|Spring 2020||Eco Newsletter Launch (to spread our message even further)|
|December 2019||Recycled Christmas Crackers Project (whole school)|
|November 2019||Planted 4 new trees|
|October 2019||Organised Recycling at Halloween Disco|
|July 2019||Whole School Climate Change Rally - speeches, songs, dance, protests|
|May 2019||Walk to School Week|
|Spring 2019||Cleared and improved second quad to be used as an outdoor cooking area|
|January 2019||Switch Off Fortnight|
|Summer 2018||Raising Awareness to recycle at the POWA summer fayre|
|Spring 2018||Reducing waste further in our school - locked print for teachers|
|May 2018||Walk to School Week|
|Spring 2018||Monitoring birds in our grounds|
|December 2017||Switch Off Fortnight|
|Autumn 2017||Big Hitchin Tidy Up|
|Summer 2017||Cleared and improved first quad to be used as a nurture garden for all children|
|Spring 2017||Big Hitchin Tidy Up|
|January 2017||Signed up to Terracycle scheme - Dead Pen boxes installed in each class.|
|December 2016||Switch off Fortnight|
Introduce Green Mixed Recycling Bins in classrooms
This year, we will be working on improving our school environment, especially outside areas. This has already started with a regular Litter-picking rota that any child can sign up for.
WHAT ELSE DO WE DO TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AT WILSHERE-DACRE?
Following a review of paper wastage in classrooms, ALL STAFF now have to print on a 'locked print' (which means the paper only comes out when they type their code in) - a small change, but reminds us to: THINK BEFORE WE PRINT!
If you have any further suggestions or ideas for future missions, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the eco councillors or Mrs Parker.