Wednesday, February 27, 2008

National Energy Saving Day (E-Day)

From 6pm today until 6pm tomorrow you can save energy in a small way! Click on the image for some tips.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Recycling Credits

We were fortunate that the end of our playground was accessible to the public and could be sectioned off from the area where the children play. It was an ideal site for our recycling centre.

Not many other schools would be able to do this, which is a shame, because the educational, enviromental and monetary benefits have proved to be well worth the effort of setting it up.

I've just been sent details of the recycling credits that we shall receive from Babergh District Council, for each tonne of glass, paper and textiles that is collected from our centre. (£30.86, £35.46 and £145.46 respectively). This usually amounts to about £1,000.00 a year.

At the moment, cartridge recycling is not as profitable as it used to be, however, with support from Takeback Ltd., this scheme still raises a lot of funds for our pupils.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Fitness and Fundraising

The children used to play on the Village Hall car park after lunch, and have their games lessons there too, because the school playground is too small. Now the surface of the car park is so bad that it is dangerous for children to run about on.

Children and (adults?) need to be active, so the school is hoping to provide a fenced, all weather surface area on the meadow, between the school and the village hall. This facility will be available for the whole community to use.

It will cost a lot of money and although there are grants that can be applied for, I expect that the recycling fund will be called upon to help. We raise about £1,000 each year from the material that is brought to our recycling centre on the end of the playground. The cartridge recycling supported by Takeback Ltd has always brought in much more.

So this year, we shall we shall be doubling our efforts to get people and companies to support our recycling efforts. Helping the environment and the health of our community!!!