Plastic Free School Award
In Eco Committee, we have been working hard towards achieving our Plastic Free Schools Status. We have linked this to our Rights Respecting School award, whereby our children are entitled to a clean environment as noted in Article 24.
We have organised our own litter pick, challenged the main plastic polluters by writing letters to them, and we have even written to parliament resulting in a response from Sir Lindsay Hoyle! He was very happy to hear that we have been trying to keep Lancashire clean and has urged us to continue our hard work.
As a committee, we then had to decide how we were going to reduce our plastic use in school. We have decided to
- Reduce laminating and trial not backing books in plastic
- Introduce a recycling bin in the hall for yogurt pots and single-use plastic items in packed lunches.
- Reduce single-use plastic across the school as needed. For example, the eco committee chose to use biodegradable plant pots when giving out sunflower seeds.
We are extremely proud of achieving our award, and we are ready to take the next steps in highlighting the need to reduce single-use plastic. We will shortly be holding a Plastic Free School Day- keep your eyes peeled in the newsletter!