Our free Schools Pack of Hedgerow Plants arrived from the Woodland Trust this week. There are 6 of each of Holly, Dog Rose, Hazel, Hawthorn and Dogwood. Becky and Fiona helped Liz and four Eco Committee members to plant out some of the bushes in the area outside Classroom 5. It was pretty cold and wet and then it started to hail....we dug the rest of the plants into the ground to plant out another day! Thank you Becky and Fiona for turning out to help!
The big silver clothing bin at the front of the school is the rag bag collection bin.
Through Rag Bag your are able to help recycle textiles and clothing that may
have ended up going to landfill. It is estimated that approximately 1.75
million tonnes of clothing waste is produced in the UK every year
We can accept the following wearable items:
All men’s, ladies and children’s clothing
Paired shoes (tied together)
Handbags, bags, ties & belts
We cannot accept the following
Duvets both synthetic and feathered
Pillows & Cushions
Carpets & Rugs
Solied or wet clothing
Uniforms & Workwear
Shredded or Mutilated textile materia
Offcuts, Yarns or threaded material
When the collection bin is emptied by parent volunteers, its then collected and about 2 weeks later payment for the weight of collection is sent to school.
All information is on ECO- BLOG.
Another big thank you to everyone who donates to the rag bag recycling bin, the school received another payment of £82.50 for diverting 165kg off textiles from landfill.
We have a new Eco-Schools notice board in the entrance hall at school. It shows our School Eco Code for everyone to see. This is also where you can bring your Batteries, Pens and Printer Inks to recycle in the collection boxes. It also has news about what the Eco-Committee has been up to and information on what our plans are for the forthcoming year. Keep an eye out for changes !
Acharacle Primary School Eco-Committee