The Big Battery Hunt!

The Big Battery Hunt is returning to Corrie. We’re really focusing on helping the environment at Corrie Primary and want to help in any way we can. We have joined the national schools partnership initiative to collect used batteries and send them off for recycling. There is also the opportunity to win lots of great prizes.

Each school that books a collection for their batteries will be automatically entered into the Big Battery Hunt prize draw. By helping us to recycle as many batteries as possible our school could win:

  • A 2-night class trip to the sustainability centre
  • A 3-year subscription to MyMaths worth £1,000
  • £2000 worth of school equipment vouchers
  • iPads
  • Certificates and trophies

Tree Planting!

 

Tree planting last half term was a huge success! Every class in the school came out in force with their teachers to plant more trees around our school. The trees are making great progress and are battling hard against the very cold weather we’ve been having. Next the Eco team plan to grow some wild flowers in our school grounds too.

Eco Meeting 04.02.19

On Monday 4th February the Eco team met to discuss matters to be tackled during this term.
In attendance: LRG/AR/RB/EH/NJ/TD/ET.
We discussed the planning of waste week that will take place in March of Spring two. The children felt that it would be good to begin to take an audit of the energy levels used around our school and decide on ways in which we can begin to cut excess energy usage. We have also decided that the Eco team will make posters in order to advertise and raise awareness of this event.

Next on our agenda was our planters. We discussed which vegetables we would like to try and grow in them over the coming months. The children decided that instead of just selling the vegetables to parents, we should try to include some of them in the salad bar during lunch times. NJ suggested that we create an activity during health week that enables children to become more involved in the growth of fruit and vegetables at Corrie.

Thirdly we discussed the amount of litter that seems to be around our school grounds at the moment. The children all agreed that there are far too many children and adults throwing litter on the ground, particularly in a morning. We discussed the possibility of arranging more bins around the school grounds and posters to try and encourage people not to litter.