eDF Waste Week

By 26th February 2018Reception, Year 1, Year 2

We are taking part in eDF Energy’s Waste Week 2018, 5th-9th March. The theme this year is food waste and food packaging.

Many activities are planned over the course of the week and we need your help – please start sending in any clean, safe, empty food and drink packaging to your class. We will be sorting these into plastic, metal, card/paper and glass on Monday 5th March.

Following this, children in Years 1 and 2 will be bringing home an audit of food packaging thrown away or recycled at home, to raise their own awareness of waste. This is optional and could be taken over one-three days but we ask that any information is sent in on Friday 9th March as we will be using it for graph work in class.

During lunchtime on Wednesday 7th March, we would like to do a ‘Litter Pick’ at Hayden Fields car park with a small team of children. We will remove any dangerous or inappropriate rubbish in the morning, before the pupils go, and each child will wear disposable gloves and be closely supervised. If you are happy for your child to volunteer or would like to join us, please contact the school office.

Over lunchtimes we will also be challenging the children to reduce food waste by giving stickers for those with clear plates / lunchboxes and weighing the food bins every day.

Finally, on Friday 9th March, we will be celebrating our achievements and making pledges for continued waste reduction.

Attached are a couple of leaflets on ‘Waste Tips for the Home’, produced by eDF Energy, which may be of interest.

We thank you for your support and look forward to reducing waste together!

Alison Patel

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