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Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10


Plastic Clever School

Kids Against Plastic


We are a 'Plastic Clever School'


Our Pupil Parliament held an assembly to raise awareness for the impact of plastics in our oceans. The pupils then held a democratic vote and decided that we would become a plastic free school.

We held a 'against plastics in the oceans' day where all pupils engaged in activities across the curriculum. Children wrote letters to Starbucks about the use plastics, we wrote newspaper reports, short stories, and poetry and produced eye catching posters to put around school. Children conducted science experiments to clean dirty water. Children participated in debates, answering questions such as, ‘why do oceans matter?’ and ‘how can we prevent plastic pollution in our oceans?’. One of pupils was even inspired to write, sing and record ‘Earth song’ which explores current issues surrounding our planet. We welcomed students from Nottingham Trent University to support us  raise awareness on the rising threats and dangers of plastic pollution to human life and the environment.

We promoted recycling waste products using TerraCycle and we now recycle our crisp packets, batteries and Colgate products. Our catering leaders also promote single use plastics in lunch boxes and sent out a letter to parents advising what alternatives could be used. We all use resuable water bottles in school. We use bio-degradable glitter, paper straws and soap dispensers. Staff now only laminate when necessary.

Our playtime leaders also take care of our playground by promoting the use of bins for litter and litter picking. . We created an outstanding display from our community collection of plastic bottle tops which will help remind us to maintain awareness and Beat Plastic Pollution. We collected used plastic bottle tops and used them to create this display raising awareness for the impact of plastics in our oceans.  

The Pupil Parliament then led a follow-up assembly to reflect on our school's achievements, including achieving our Silver Eco-schools Award.  We are now continuing our efforts of caring for our world by recycling water and food for compost in our new outdoor learning area. We are also organising a local area litter pick with our local MP!