Eco Global Gang Update

Eco Committee

During the last week of term the Eco Global gang met up.  
•    The Key Stage 1 Gang are all very enthusiastic about keep our school environment somewhere to be proud of and they are busy litter picking during lunchtimes and break times as well as designing posters to encourage local residents to pick up their dog “poo” as we are finding that this is often outside on the pavements around school.
•    The Key Stage 2 Gang spent an hour after school at Immanuel church planting over 100 assorted bulbs into the new Peace Garden.  The children worked brilliantly together; most had never planted bulbs before so they are looking forward to seeing a colourful display next spring.  We hope you will enjoy our work with the local community too.

Textile Recycling – coming VERY soon!!  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Thank you for being patient with our textile recycling collection – we have had real difficulty sorting out a new collector.  However, we are delighted that we will be working in partnership with Tesco’s for our next collection which will support the Global Community aspect of our Eco work.  We will be paid £5 for every 10kg we collect (ONLY CLOTHING AND SHOES PLEASE) and Tesco’s are working with agencies in Africa where clothes/shoes will be sent to stimulate economic growth by helping small buyers set up their own business and create micro distribution within local communities.  A DATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS WILL BE ARRANGED AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP.
We also recycle lots of things all the time! 
You can send always send in:
batteries
used  printer ink cartridges
bras
postage stamps

Eco Committee Update

Eco CommitteeI am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you – it has been a busy start to the new school year and I am still waiting for slips back from some people.  However so far there is a fairly even split between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons so this is my plan:

Each half term you can attend whatever sessions you are free for, BUT I need to know in advance AND have your parent’s permission on a signed slip 2 days before the session.

Remember, we are NOT meeting every week, these are one-off events each half term to get stuck into some real Eco issues. Mrs Grundy has kindly said she will come and join us which means that we can have more of you at each session.

OUR FIRST ECO SESSION WILL BE NEXT TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER WHEN WE WILL GO AND PLANT BULBS IN THE PEACE GARDEN AT IMMANUEL CHURCH.

You will need:
•    Old trousers and shoes
•    A warm coat
•    Gloves (if you don’t like getting dirty hands – I have a few pairs)
•    A drink and snack for after school if you can’t last until 4.30pm

Please get this slip back to me by MONDAY MORNING if you would like to come along.  


Mrs Powell

Eco Committee

Hollywood Eco HerosAutumn Term Committe Meetings

Time: 12.30pm – 12.55pm
Where: 2P
What to bring: your lunch, a notebook and pen, lots of ideas, enthusiasm

Wednesday, 10th September - Welcome
Friday 19th September – photos & monitors
Monday 6th October - Litter
ASSESSMENT DAY - THURSDAY 9th OCTOBER
Friday, 17th October – Transport/Healthy Living
HALF TERM
Friday 7th November – Energy, Water, Waste
Friday 28th November – global community
Friday 12th December – school grounds and biodiversity - afternoon event,
Big Winter Tidy Up (wellies and old clothes needed)

Bra Banks - Against Breast Cancer

Against Breast Cancer
Giving your old bras a new lease of life is a great way to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer.  Your schools sounds a wonderful place to home a bra bank – it is great you are doing so much for the local & global community – well done to everyone involved there.
 
This exciting project keeps textiles out of landfill, helps small businesses in Africa and raises funds for our ground breaking research.  The donation to our research work, by our recycling partner, is based on the weight of the bank so more bras mean more funds. Every £1 you raise is vital in enabling us to continue our work to find a vaccine against breast cancer and to look at ways to increase the survival of women and men who have the disease.
 
Bras are packed up by our recycling partner and shipped out to West Africa where traders support their families selling textiles locally at village markets. 2nd hand bras are very popular amongst the women in West African villages where they don’t have the funds to buy new ones. Successful ventures like this keep many families in developing countries out of poverty, and plenty of people in the UK in a job.
 
Any bras that are genuinely beyond redemption will be dismantled and disposed of properly, and helps our textile recycler save 7.8 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year by collecting, reusing and recycling many thousands of tons of textiles.

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