Plastic Free Schools Status Achieved!
Well done to Mrs Deale and our Eco Warriors 2020-2022 who have led initiatives at school and progress to the award of Plastic Free Schools Status.
The journey to the award started over lockdown in 2020 with our plastic free action group meeting virtually to assess the progress and activities that needed to take place. Once back in physical school, the hard work started with a series of trash mobs and detailed recording of items found and their plastic content.
The group then had to raise their voice and take it outside of school to challenge companies and government on how we can deal with plastic issues. The pupils in the group wrote emails to their local MP, Mr Chris Philp, outlining their campaign, their findings in the school and asking for help in tackling the issue. They also wrote to the companies that produce plastic hand sanitiser bottles and plastic ink cartridges challenging them on their plastic packaging and using their voice to call for change. They received a number of very positive replies suggesting how these companies are making changes. Lunch packaging in the school was also changed to having far less plastic and water bottles have been eliminated from school packed lunches with pupils asked to bring in their own reusable water bottles.
It has been an eye opening and rewarding process and having submitted all our evidence for the objectives to Surfers Against Sewage who run the award, we are very proud to have been awarded Plastic Free School status.Back to all news