Eco School

 

We are proud to be an Eco-School and include the consideration of our environment in much of our daily life, from recycling paper (once both sides have been used), to re-using packaging in our model-making and construction, to turning off lights and electrical equipment which is not longer in use. Our Eco-committee, keep an eye on energy usage and making sure that the recycling is taken out - they hold a weekly competition to see who has been the best re-cycler of that week with rosettes being given out in assembly.

We have close ties with the Northamptonshire Waste Team and have had visits from the Slim Your Bin bus and the Rapping Robot as well as undertaken such activities as making Christmas decorations from re-cycled materials to decorating canvas bags. We work with Planet Positive to assess our carbon footprint and to try and reduce this. We participate in Earth Hour as well as holding various themed weeks such as Recycling, Walk to School, Energy, Anti-Bullying, Fairtrade as well as arranging visits to the Recycling Centre and, as a result of the Farm to Fork initiative, we have developed links with both the local Co-operative and Waitrose stores. We hold regular Bag2School collections to re-cycle unwanted clothing and materials and encourage parents to hand in their broken or unwanted electrical equipment for collection (rather than sending to landfill) as well as sending our old books to the children in Iganga.

We encourage our children to be healthy and active - participating in swimming, dance and multi-sports. We also only eat fruit as a break-time snack and drink only water. Lunch boxes are required to be healthy also. We encourage children to walk to school or, when a car is necessary, to share lifts where possible. Children in years 5 and 6 are given to opportunity to take a Bikeability course so that they are safe on the roads. We have Junior Road Safety Officers who keep an eye on traffic outside the school and report to our local PCSO any vehicles seen to be speeding or parking irresponsibly.