We are a group of children chosen because of our strong interest in looking after our planet and the subjects of Geography and History. We felt called by God to be stewards of our world and to encourage others to do the same:
Genesis 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
We felt that as a school, we needed to do more to recycle the paper and plastic that we were throwing away needlessly. In doing so, we would become more responsible citizens and encourage others to do the same.
Update: The Launch!
Well, the day finally arrived for us to launch our recycling campaign on Friday 22nd March and what a day it was!
The morning started with putting the final touches to our speeches and a powerful powerpoint that was to be delivered during the morning's assembly. We greeted Mr Sutter, one of our Local Recycling Officers from the Council, who was ready and prepared to face the pupils of SFDS. We listened intently while he explained about the importance of recycling, what we should do to recycle and how the Council deals with the waste once collected: it was fascinating! We particularly enjoyed meeting Recycle Michael, the puppet made from all recycled material. Perhaps we could make our own!
Next, we delivered our contribution to the assembly. I think we shocked a few children with the adverse effects of plastic pollution but hopefully, it has served a purpose to encourage the children to recycle when possible and to raise awareness of this important issue.
We have placed recycle bins around the school in the resource areas and in the dining hall. We created a rota which showed the Humanities Leader responsible for supervising the recycling in the dining hall on any particular day.
Also, we negotiated with the Council to provide assistance with our cause and our recycling needs. They put us in touch with our local education recycling officers who visited the school to determine our needs. One of the officers delivered an amazing assembly and the collection of recycling starts on 2nd April.
As well as this, we have written several letters to the Walton Community Center and the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham with suggestions of how we believe we can improve our local area. We will keep you posted on their responses.
In our dining hall, we have created a marvellous and informative display demonstrating the work we have completed over the past few months. This includes: our aims; the survey and the results in the form of bar charts; our logo; a copy of the letters written; and shocking facts in the field of recycling.