Green T – the group of pupils leading our eco-projects – has expanded to include some Year 3 pupils and they have been doing some workshops run by the Eco Active project which is supported by the North London Waste Authority.
The school has entered a competition to see how much we can reduce the amount we throw into the general waste and could win up to £500 to spend on further recycling projects.
You can see pictures of the fun workshops they have taken part in on the noticeboard in the playground. Do have a look and think about how you could use these ideas at home.
We’re excited to launch two new initiatives to help our school community re-use and recycle.
TUFNELL PARK SCHOOL ‘FREECYCLE’
The PTA had the idea of setting up a system to help us re-use and recycle things. I am sure many families have toys and equipment that are still in good condition but children have grown out of.
The PTA has handed over part of their notice board in the main school foyer for families to offer unwanted items, for free, to other families.
- If you have something that you don’t use, just fill in an OFFERED card and pin it on the board.
- Is there something you need and that another family might be able to pass on to you? Fill in a WANTED card.
DON’T THROW YOUR HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES IN THE BIN
Batteries contain hazardous chemicals including acids and heavy metals such as lead and mercury and when these are sent to landfill sites, the chemicals can breakdown and leak out.
There are battery recycling boxes at Islington Council’s waste centre on Hornsey Street off Holloway Road and in supermarkets etc, but we thought it would be great if we had a box here in the school.
We have ordered a battery recycling collection box and it should arrive after the half-term holiday. It will be in the main foyer, near the clothes recyclingbox.
Just bring in your used household batteries and we’ll arrange for them to be recycled.