Inspired by watching 'Blue Planet II', the children discussed ways in which they could help address the issue of plastic pollution. They carried out a beach cleanup and took with them plastic-free picnics to eat during lunchbreak by the sea. Reception children did an assembly about recycling and the school is taking part in the Big Battery Hunt, recycling over 1,500 batteries so far. The children also started 'Re-Boot', a scheme for reusing old wellie boots and football boots.
Each class made sustainable Christmas decorations using old recycled pallets. They also made 'Eco bricks' using old plastic bottles and waste plastic. These will be used to build a new 'Eco Dome' in the school grounds.
Another new initiative, 'SG is Tops!' is for the children to recycle plastic bottle tops. These will be used to create a new mural in the school. With all these great activities going on and with more planned for the coming year, it's clear that Spring Grove's children are becoming very active environmentalists who are all doing their bit to help.