Welcome to the Green & Friendlies web page
If you would like to be a Green and Friendly this year look out for letters which will be handed out soon!
What we do
We are a group of children from across year groups two to six who meet to discuss ECO matters within our school.
Here are some of the things we do :
- litter picking
- recycling stamps
- sell second hand school uniform
- maintaining school grounds
- saving the school money by saving energy!
We would like to tell you a bit more about the things we save and collect.
We collect used stamps to help fund raise for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Stamps should be cut or torn with approximately half to one centimetre surrounding the stamp. This protects the stamp as if the perforations are cut off, they are worthless.
We collect second hand school uniform and sell it, washed and ironed, to raise money for the green and friendlies. We have in the past used the money to buy a shed.
Fruit, Vegetables and Staff Teabags
Composted down and used as organic matter for school bedding and borders!
Ford Recycling Centre
On Friday 22nd January 2016, we visited the Material Recycling Plant in Ford. We had a fantastic morning and learnt the following :
- shredded paper and plastic bags CANNOT be recycled.
- recycling rubbish has to be clean, dry and loose.
- foil can only be recycled if it stays scrunched up.
- steel and aluminium cans can be recycled.
Each class has been given a large plastic bottle which the children will fill with clean, non-recyclable, inorganic lunch-time waste such as cling film, crisp packets, cereal bar wrappers and fruit stickers. The aim is to compress as much rubbish as possible into each bottle to form a compact block of waste material called a “bottle brick”. Eventually, we will pile up the bottle bricks into a bench shape in the school grounds (location tbd), cover them with a mixture of mud, sand and straw, and we will have a bottle bench. The bottles are filling fast and many children have started to comment on how much waste can be produced in a day.