In assembly this week we talked about the phrase ‘old coat, new book.’. Mrs Driscoll told us the story of Charlie’s dress - a party dress that, over 7 years, had been passed on and worn by the daughters/grand-daughters of 4 different members of staff.
We watched a video about the problem of plastic in the ocean and were inspired by the work of 4Ocean - a company which pays fishermen to fish for plastic - not fish! It then makes bracelets made from recycled materials and very bracelet purchased funds the removal of one pound of plastic rubbish from the ocean and coastlines. Some of the teachers are going to buy 4Ocean bracelets - maybe you would like one too!
We also watched a video about a company in Africa which makes school bags out of recycled plastic bags. The bags also include a solar panel which charges up as the children walk to and from school. The children then use the electricity to power a light so that they can do their homework - amazing!
We then talked about all the re-cycling we do in school and the problem we had with all our lost property and knowing what to do with all the clothes which parents kindly donate back to school. We decided to hold a 20p sale!
Mrs Driscoll and Mrs Sheerin washed (and ironed!) all the clothes and we put them out in the hall during Friday afternoon ‘Book Sharing’.
Thank you to the 82 parents who came along to share your child’s learning and thank you especially to all parents who purchased some of our uniform - in a little way we are working together to save the planet!
We are also saving money too - money saved on uniform could be spent on exciting new books!