Exciting news! We have a full Eco Committee, with children from each class across the school participating:
Early Years Annalee & Stanley
Year 1 Maxim & Rosa
Year 2 Jamaal & Elizabeth
Year 3 Eva & Ollie
Year 4 Kaja & Ege
Year 6 Kaliyah (chair) Emma (minutes)
Hello again from the Eco-Committee! We're writing to inform you about a business that we are starting called ‘Re-Love Your Stuff.’
Our small business is going to start small and focus on selling second-hand uniform. However, we have got big plans for scaling our business up in the future (fancy dress, party clothes, casual wear etc).
As young entrepreneurs, we have the following aims:
- To help families by recycling good quality uniform items at competitive prices
- To reduce the amount of clothing ending up in landfill
- To raise funds to improve our school
- To help families by keeping homes clutter free of outgrown items
- To learn about money and running a business
- To engage children in school development
We need your help to make our business a success.
If you have any uniform lying around at home that is:
- too small or too big
Please donate it to the Eco-Committee. This will help us to get our business up and running.
Your child should bring in any uniform items that you wish to donate on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They can give them to their class teacher, ready for the Eco-Committee to collect.
Once we have collected our stock, sorted it and taken photographs, we will be able to launch our website and you will be able to buy the uniform you need at great prices, quickly and easily from the comfort of your home, knowing that you are helping to save the planet.
Let’s share the re-love!
Thank you for your help
This week Year 6 members of the Eco Committee met and discussed the results from the environment survey that went out to each class last week. We have found out that we still have some work to do on litter but we are really impressed with everyone’s outlook and knowledge on healthy living and global issues. Every class now has their own outdoor planting area where the children are growing vegetables, fruits and plants. Year 5 have built their very own bug hotel which every class can visit and enjoy whilst investigating if they can identify the insects they see. We have already seen an increase in wildlife in the school grounds including frogs, tadpoles and butterflies. The Eco Committee will meet on every Thursday and give you an update on Friday. We are going to be working on our section of the website after half term – watch out for the link.
We have decided to launch the first annual William Hogarth litter-picking competition! All details will be communicated in assembly to involve all the children and classes. Each class will be responsible for their gardening sections. They will have all week to collect as much litter as they can. At the end of the week the class with the most litter collected will win a golden framed certificate.
We view School Council as an integral part of our pupils’ PSHCE (Personal, Social and Citizenship Health Education) programme. Through School Council, children learn about the concept of citizenship and the responsibilities and decision making that accompany this role. It gives pupils the opportunity to speak for themselves and on behalf of others, to listen to different views, to co-operate and learn to compromise. The council is made up of two representatives from each class, from Reception to Year 6 – one boy and one girl. They meet with 2 members of staff every week to discuss points on the agenda and are able to raise new issues of importance to them and their classmates.
We recognise the importance of home and school working together throughout your child’s time at school. We know that it makes a great difference to pupil’s academic progress and to their enjoyment of their education. We have a home school agreement which we hope you will take the time to read, discuss with your child and sign. It will also be signed by the school to signify all our commitment at working together for the good of the children.