Upton Snodsbury, Worcester
Worcestershire WR7 4NH

Tel: 01905 381288

Children's Eco Page

 

Wonderful Water

Each class has had water challenges to complete this year and collected it in a Wonderful Water book. Challenges included: helping wildlife with a water supply, building a structure to go over water and finding ways of encouraging people to save water.

The Eco Team

Paper Towels

 

We found out that we were using too many paper towels and creating a lot of unnecessary waste. Lots of us were getting paper towels and not actually using them to dry our hands or using 20 when we just needed one! To solve this problem we have replaced the paper towels with hand driers in the toilets.

 

Push Taps

As well as improving the toilets with hand driers, we have bought push taps. This is so they are easier to use and can’t be left on. This will save lots of water!

 

The Eco Team

Ways to Save Water

Some of the great ideas are:

  • Using a water butt instead of a hose pipe to water the flowers.
  • Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Having a shower instead of a bath. However this is only if your shower is less than 8 minutes. You can a free timer off Severn Trent if you want one.

 

The Eco Team

Water

Year 3 and 4 learnt about the water cycle and filtering. Did you know we are using the same water as the dinosaurs did?!

In addition, we looked at the damage putting fat down the drain can do. If you ever cook with fat don’t put it down the drain. Instead leave it in a pot to go solid. This can then be binned or used to make bird fat balls. If you want a fat pot, you can get these off Severn Trent.

 

Laura and Thomas

The Eco Team

 

The Eco Team

Recycling Week

Last week we learnt about recycling rubbish,  Mr Chapman came in and told us how rubbish is recycled and where it goes.  In Arts morning we made birdfeeders, planters, pencil pots, musical instruments and wind chimes from things we throw away.  Year 3 / 4 had a talk from Mrs Stevens on how to make good compost.  After the talk they got a spoon to look for creepy crawlies that help to rot our waste into compost.

Linden, Thomas and Esme

The Eco Team

 

 

The ECO team are voted in from children in every class.  This group ensures our ECO code is followed throughout the school and we continue to look after the environment. The group regularly contribute in Worship times outlining the importance of recycling and re using in school. They encourage waste free lunches and guide younger children during "Turn OFF" the power weeks. The ECO code they created reminds us all to look after our homes, our school and our world. 

CARE

Caring is good

Act fast to save the world

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Erase waste

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This year we are focusing on Water. As part of this, we invited Severn Trent to come in and discuss how we can save water and what should and shouldn't go down the toilet.

As part of Eco, we have a team of 'Rotters'. The Rotters collect fruit waste, shredded paper and used toilet tubes from around the school and then put them in the compost bin. Once the compost is ready, we put it in our school garden.

Other jobs we do around the school are:

  • Make sure paper is recycled

  • Fill up bird feeders to keep attracting wildlife to our school

  • Ensuring lights and boards are turned off when they are not being used

  • Making decisions based on areas like would a hand drier be more Eco friendly than paper towels

  • And lots more.