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Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

Happy Holidays! See you on September 6th

Eco Team

Walk to School Week

This took place 14th - 19th May.  The eco team checked how many children walked to school before the week, and we are proud to say that in walk to school week, the number of children walking to school increased from just over 60% to just under 80%.

The benefits of walking to school are:

  • improved health

  • reduction in pollution

  • feeling happier.

All children who walked to school every day received a special walk to school sticker.

Well done everybody!  Keep it up.

Our green flag has arrived. Here is a picture of the eco team with the Green Flag and the school's certificate. Thanks to the whole school, pupils and staff, parents and governors. The school is in SWITCH OFF FORTNIGHT - turn your lights off at home, too!

Our green flag has arrived.  Here is a picture of the eco team with the Green Flag and the school's certificate.  Thanks to the whole school, pupils and staff, parents and governors.  The school is in SWITCH OFF FORTNIGHT - turn your lights off at home, too! 1
Our green flag has arrived.  Here is a picture of the eco team with the Green Flag and the school's certificate.  Thanks to the whole school, pupils and staff, parents and governors.  The school is in SWITCH OFF FORTNIGHT - turn your lights off at home, too! 2
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Green Flag renewed by Keep Britain Tidy

Eco schools sent an assessor in to school to assess our progress with the Green Flag Award.  It was Fairtrade Friday, so an excellent day for an eco schools visit, because all the parents were involved in bringing in donations.  The assessor was delighted with the good practice that he could see in our school.  Thank you to everyone who helped with this. 

Fairtrade Foundation

£100 was raised for the Fairtrade Foundation, so thanks for all the donations and purchases from our tuck shop.

Switch Off Fortnight

The eco team will continue to guide the delivery of our eco schools plan. 

The school's next project is Switch Off Fortnight, starting on Tuesday 14th March.  Switch off any lights, or appliances when you aren't using them!

We are delighted to announce that Hattie McAffer in year 6 has been named as the runner up nationally in the Smarter Energy Competition with British Gas. Not only did Hattie win herself an iPad, a Wilbur toy and the school and Einstein tablet, she has also won us a huge £25,000 energy makeover!

This means the school will receive an energy survey and improvements will be made whether it be lighting, windows, solar panels to make us more energy efficient. We are so proud of you Hattie and thrilled to win such an amazing prize.

Hattie's excellent comic strip below won the prize.

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Fairtrade Fortnight  - 27th February - 10th March

This will be kicked off on 27th February with an assembly by the eco team - What is Fairtrade? The school's Superlearning day, which will focus on books, will include the pupils reviewing a book called 50 ways to buy Fairtrade.  For Fairtrade Friday (3 March), parents will be asked to send in some fairtrade donations to our tuckshop.  Any money raised will go to the Fairtrade charity.  The school canteen will be offering Fairtrade meals during the fortnight.  Fairtrade will be a theme for lessons in some classes - wouldn't you like to know the "Brazil Nut Story"?  

 

Want to know more?  Try these films:

 
Fair Trade Footballs (8 mins)

http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/resource/football/

 

My fair trade adventure Part 1 (9 mins)

http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/resource/2243/

 

My fair trade adventure (7 mins)

http://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/resource/my-next-fairtrade-adventure-for-7-11-yrs-part-2/

Green Flag Renewal

At the end of January the school governor school improvement committee approved the renewal application forms, action plan review and our action plan for the future.  These have been sent to eco-schools and the awarding body will let us know when they will come to visit the school to assess our application. 

The nine key objectives are:

  • energy
  • litter
  • waste minimisation
  • transport
  • bio-diversity
  • global perspective
  • school grounds.
  • curriculum
  • healthy living 
Our school Eco Team from Year 2 to Year 6 have begun reviewing our school's impact on the environment, and on Wednesday, went on a trip to the Manchester Waste Renewal Centre.   Intrigued, they discovered how to correctly recycle, and visited all the machines that separate all our rubbish.  I have no doubt that we will hear more about this in the near future!  Thanks to Mike Booth and Ben Minogue for the help.
 
 
 
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