5th June was World Environment Day and the theme this year is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Lily-Jay, Abdul and Mamaday from Discovery class helped to present an assembly highlighting the harmful effects on our oceans of plastic pollution. The children were very focused and understood clearly that not only is plastic pollution killing sea-life but that because fish consume plastic particles, plastic is now entering the human food chain. The children were encouraged to select 1 thing to do to help make a difference.
The year 6 children presented 10 ways to help preserve the environment (please see our website for a link to the slides), from switching to paper straws, reusable bottles, and cups, to ways to conserve energy consumption by not leaving taps running when the water is not being used.
As part of the schools focus on avoiding plastic waste Kellie Ansell also visited the House of Commons in the late afternoon to consider with other schools ways to ensure our school is as environmentally friendly as we can make it.