RECYCLING TEAM / ECO TEAM 2019/20
Hello we are the Recycling Team and our names are Peter, Riley, Skye, Zofia, Sky and Oliver.
We are all very focused on raising awareness and making changes in not just our school but our local community to make our world a better place to live in.
We have meetings and discuss recycling, Eco and climate issues and what we can do to make a difference. We then arrange competitions, assemblies and ideas to share with the whole school. We also use the school newsletter to share ideas, competitions and tips for the children and their families.
Here are some of the initiatives that we are involved in this year so far;
In July 2015 our school won a British Gas Competition to design an eco-friendly school poster.
This enabled the school to be entered into an eco-dance contest that would be judged by Jordan and Perry from Diversity. Our dance group had to dance on Pagen Tiles and the dance was judged on the choreography and the amount of energy generated on the Pagen Tiles.
OUR SCHOOL WON!!
We received £50,000 for eco equipment for school and the dance team was invited to spend a day at the Diversity Dance Studio in London - Our dance team had an amazing day with Diversity and school benefited from new eco lighting and boiler equipment.
St Alban's Junior Recycling Officers, run competitions and help people with recycling.
During this academic year we have held many great events including a whole day devoted to recycling. Because of all the work we have done throughout this year we were accepted into the finals of Cheshire East JRO of the Year.
Louis and I had to deliver a speech to a panel of judges and Lucinda Hodges, the Waste Education Officer coordinated the event. There were only two other schools in the final, Scholar Green and St Mary's. Our speech went very well and it was a very hard decision for the judges. On this occasion we didn't win but came home as proud runners up.
The whole day was exciting and fun and one I won't forget in a hurry.
Thank you for supporting us!
Joss and Louis
JRO'S RECYCLING TRAINING MORNING
On Thursday 19th March Joss and I went to a recycling event run by Lucinda Hodges, Cheshire East Recycling Officer. There were JROs from lots of different schools in Macclesfield who attended.
First we learnt about the 'Love Food Hate Waste' campaign and were told about how we could re-use unwanted food.
Then the judges announced the winners of the 'Fibre Guy'' competition. Our school had some fantastic designs and we took our five favourite models to the main event. It was very close but unfortunately we didn't win.
However, Joss and I still enjoyed this event and are looking forward to incorporating new ideas into school.
On Tuesday 3rd February St Alban's took part in a Recycle Day. We were giving unwanted clothing to the Salvation Army in return for coming into school in non-uniform. Everyone also brought in recycled materials for the day's activities.
In the morning Lucinda Hodges, Waste Education Officer, gave a talk about recycling and what we should and shouldn't throw away. We were told about the 3 Rs (Reduce, reuse and recycle) and encourages to include them in our day to day lives. The whole school found this interesting and learnt valuable facts from it.
The whole school challenge was for each class to design an item of clothing from recycled materials for an afternoon fashion show. The designs that Joss and I saw were superb, with every class working well as a team and having fun at the same time. You could tell the atmosphere in Year 6 between the teams was heated though!!
Finally at the end of the day came the fashion show, which everyone enjoyed. Every class got to showcase their design and it was hard for Joss and I to decide on the winners.
I think the event went extremely well and I, as I'm sure everyone else did, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Louis and Joss