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Eco is Golden
St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School is committed to caring for God’s creation by doing all we can to look after our environment.
Eco Team 2019/20
Green Day 2019
Crisp packet recycling to raise money for Air Ambulance KSS
We have been collecting empty crisp packets. On Green Day children brought them into school. Some of the Eco team helped sort through them and removed any non crisp packet items. We weighed them and have 3.7kg so far. We are going to continue collecting them to reach a minimum of 8kg so they can then be sent off to be recycled. The funds will go to Air Ambulance KSS. Children can bring their crisp packets into school on Friday 15th November.
The plants in our garden have grown and some are now ready to eat.
Sussex Wildlife Trust sent us 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane. Some of the Eco team drew and wrote about some of the lost words from the book.
A pheasant decided to investigate our school grounds before school.
Fairtrade Easter egg competition winners
Year R spotted signs of spring in our school grounds.
Fairtrade Day 2019
Year 1 made the Fairtrade logo using coloured rice.
Year R learnt about how chocolate is made and then tasted Fairtrade chocolate to see if they could tell which was dark, milk, white or a surprise chocolate. The surprise was orange!
Year 4 discussed the problems in the cocoa farming industry and how many of these problems can be overcome by supporting Fairtrade. They wrote their ideas on chocolate bars.
Later in the day Year 4 chose how to represent the various stages of cocoa production through dance.
Year 5 completed a reading comprehension on Fair Trade and created a fact file with answers to explain what Fair Trade is and how this affects farmers in other countries who are producing goods for consumption.
They then looked at the Fair Trade logo and were tasked with creating and designing their own version of this. They also looked at all of the people involved in the production of chocolate and gained a greater understanding of pay proportions each of these people receives.
We had a Fairtrade assembly where some of our Year 5 and 6 children shared a drama about a futuristic world with no chocolate. A guest from the Fairtrade Foundation explained more about the difficulties cocoa farmers are experiencing and highlighted the importance of Fairtrade chocolate.
Children dressed in Fairtrade colours for the day, making a donation to Traidcraft Exchange which helps the people who produce our food in developing countries to give their families a better way of life. After school some of the children helped run a Fairtrade stall.
Children enjoyed a Fairtrade breakfast before school with their friends. Thank you very much to our parent and grandparent helpers.
Fairtrade Fortnight starting 25th February 2019
Our Eco board has been changed and a banner displayed outside ready for Fairtrade fortnight. On Wednesday 27th February the school will celebrate with a special Fairtrade Day starting with a Fairtrade Breakfast at 8am in the School Hall, followed by an Assembly and then each class will be doing a Fairtrade activity.
After school there will be a Fairtrade stall and Fairtrade Easter Eggs will be on sale. Children are asked to wear Fairtrade colours (blue, green and black) and bring in £1 which will be donated to Traidcraft Exchange which helps the people who produce our food in developing countries to give their families a better way of life.
The Big School's Bird Watch 2019
Thirteen children and four parents took part in the Big School’s Bird Watch after school on Wednesday 30th January. It was a cold and snowy afternoon but we did spot some birds.
“I saw 3 blackbirds and 2 seagulls, I think I may have seen more but they could be the same ones.” - Alice Year 6
“I saw a few pigeons and a blackbird.” – Purdey Year 3
“I saw a starling.” – William Year 5
“We saw more than I thought.” – Patrick Year 1
“We saw more than last year.” – Ollie Year 2
Mrs Joy is compiling the results the children and parents recorded but we believe we spotted more birds than last year. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Bushaway, Mr Hawkins and Mr O'Sullivan who came along to support their children.
Green Day 2018
Year R looked for signs of autumn in our school grounds.
A few days later Year R created transient art from natural objects.