School Council Visit Gillmoss Recycling Centre

Our School Coucnil rounded up this year’s spring term environmental initiative, ‘The Problem with Plastic’, with a visit to the Gillmoss Recycling Centre. Councillors took part in educational workshops around waste and recycling and were then taken on a tour of the recycling centre itself! The whole day was fabulous and the councillors were in awe of all the machines working away at sorting the masses of recycling from the local communities. Now we were where are recycling goes and what happens to it!

WINNERS!

Well done to our amazing School Council for winning the ‘Sustainable Schools Award’ during the Liverpool Echo Environment Awards recently. Representatives from the Council attended a lovely evening to celebrate the environmental successes of many regional groups, schools and businesses. In the school’s category, we were up against some very tough competition including a bee keeping club from Liverpool. Despite this, our School Council were announced the winners and special praise was given to our efforts in reducing plastic waste around school including replacing single use plastic straws with more environmentally friendly options. Praise was also given for the breadth of daily recycling we undertake which includes the recycling of paper, card, plastic and metal as well as composting fruit and vegetable waste. The School Council plan to resubmit a new application next year with even more BIG GREEN plans in a bid to win the award for the second time on the run!

We're a finalist!

Our School Council have been working incredibly hard this year again. As with every year, they launch an Echo Initiative each spring. This year's is called 'The Problem with Plastic' and its aim is to reduce plastic waste around school. So far the School Council have introduced plastic recycling bins around school and have helped our school become a 'Plastic Straw Free School'. In recognition of this great work along with our existing eco initiatives, such as composting fruit and vegtable waste, our school has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Echo Environment Awards which take place on 26th April 2018. Staff members from school are attending in the hope that we will walk away with the award! Our school, along with the other finalists will appear in the addition of the Liverpool Echo on 23rd March. Wish us luck!

 

Christingle!

Year 5 have been busy preparing for Christmas by making some fabulous Christingles. They have learned what each element represents. We hope they make it home in one piece!

Reading Challenge Results!

What a fantastic result! As a school we fund-raised over 1200 pounds Thanks to Usborne Books, we were able to spend 2000 pounds on brand new books for our library! Can we take this opportunity to thank all children and families who took part in the Reading Challenge so enthusiastically and contributed to this OUTSTANDING total. Today, all the children were shown the product of their hard work as all the new additions to our library were showcased during Celebration Assembly. Take a look yourself below; prepare to be amazed!

Parents' Curriculum Meetings

A huge thank you to all the families who attended one of the three Curriculum Meetings that were hosted by Mrs Farnell this past week. During the meetings, all of the challenges brought about by the new curriculum were highlighted. Mrs Farnell shared all the initiatives we have rolled out in school to help our children meet these challenges head on. What's more, lots of tips and strategies were shared for how these challenges can also be met at home! Every child who was represented in one of the meetings was offered a free book of their choice. The selection was beautiful and they were hugely popular! Thank you once again to all the parents who gave up their time and attended one of the meetings. Your support is so very important and we appreciate you working alongside us in supporting your child's academic future.



 

 

 

 

 

Harvest Shoe Boxes

A huge thank you for all the generous donations for the shoe box appeal. We celebrated Harvest today and 93 gorgeous Christmas shoe boxes stuffed full of goodies have begun their long journey to the children in the Starfish Centre in Cape Town. Thanks!

An Egg-cellent turnout!

We had some lovely submissions for our easter competition! Thank you to all the children that took part - here are some pictures of their lovely work!