Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, is an invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home.
Our Eco Warriors try hard to find ways in which they can help to do this. Amongst many things, they have done an incredible job of caring for our planet after being inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 to reduce plastic usage in school.
Our Eco Warriors set about carrying out missions around school such as carrying out litter picks, making changes in the kitchen, holding a beach clean and also a plastic bottle boycott. The whole school got involved and our Year 5s and 6s wrote to the Secretary of State for the Environment to demand action. We received the following responses from these letters and even had our local MP, Kevan Jones, come to visit:
We were delighted to be the first school in the North East to be awarded the title of a ‘Plastic Free School’ by Surfers Against Sewerage and had lots of press interest, including being included on Tyne Tees news! We have even inspired other schools and have linked with Finchale Primary School to help them become a ‘Plastic Free’ school too!
The Eco Warriors are continuing their efforts to help to care for our world and our now working towards becoming an ‘Eco School.’ If you would like to help us or have any new ideas, please let us know.
This year The Eco Warriors have decided to give all of our students the choice of sending Christmas cards or making a donation towards a tree for our school. If they wish the children can do both. Mrs Alderson has also dedicated a tree for the school through the Woodland Trust. The following documents show where this tree is and we hope you can visit the woodland to see ‘our tree’
We will let you know how many trees we have managed to buy with the money the children donated soon.