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ECO Week 2015 Review

St John’s celebrated ECO week 2015 to raise awareness of the issues of litter, waste, recycling and sustainability.

Our whole schol assembly on Monday was very educational, Arleen and Angela from Changeworks told us all about how much waste goes to landfill and what we hope to do across Scotland by 2020.

ECO reps were trained in becoming Zero Waste Heroes and enjoyed the workshop very much.

P1 and nursery thoroughly enjoyed their wormery and compost workshops during the remainder of the day.

Over the course of the week we had a paperless Wednesday where classes used different tools such as the Smartboard and white boards to aid their learning.

On Friday we had our assembly, all the children wore green for ECO week. We will be announcing the winner of our ECO code design competition shortly.

P5 reviewed their week and wrote…

‘Each class should have three bins, one for recycling, ne for landfill and one for composting. Also each stage should take responsiblity for picking up litter during lunchtimes each week.’

We had a great ECO week, well done everyone!


ECO Focus week preview

St John’s will be holding an ECO focus week from the 9th -13th November. Changeworks will be supporting us with a whole school assembly on Monday 9th Nov followed by workshops on litter and food waste for ECO reps and during lunchtime as well as 3 wormery and composting workshops for nursery and both P1 classes.

Each class will also be learning about the importance of looking after our environment through a variety of lessons, tailored to their stage. Pupils will be encouraged to produce an ECO code for their class with the best one from each class going forward to the final to find the new school ECO code.

There will be a Fairtrade tuck shop on the Friday of the ECO week and we will attempt to have a paperless day in St John’s to help reduce our carbon footprint. Despite the fact it is nearly November, classes will also be encouraged to work outdoors, help make our garden more animal friendly and prepare soil for next year’s planting.