Eco Meeting with Surrey County Council
Mr Milton has organised an environmental meeting for the children with Surrey CC via Microsoft Teams on Friday 17th July. The children will be given the opportunity to share their ideas for recycling and caring for our environment. If you would like your child to participate they will need to produce a poster or a powerpoint and/or write a speech containing their ideas and email it to us by Wednesday 15th July. Mrs Burgess will seek parent permission for pupils at school to participate in the meeting and parents with children at home will need to supervise their own children if they’d like them to take part.
The children wrote to our milk provider, Coolmilk, and asked them for a more sustainable way of providing us with milk. We are delighted to announce that they are now sending milk for the children in glass pint bottles instead of cartons and plastic straws and have provided us with reusable beakers.
World Oceans Day
Mrs Pedrick from Pedrick'sZeroWasteShop donated a book to each class to help the children understand the problems that non recyclable items can cause in the oceans. She came into school on World Oceans Day and helped the children to create a banner highlighting the issues of plastic pollution in the ocean using plastics that cannot be recycled.
5 R's, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot
Mrs Pedrick has been working with our Year 2 class delivering workshops on reducing waste. The workshops started with the 5 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot. She has been discussing sustainable changes with the children and getting them involved as they are the future!
Working with Terracycle
TerraCycle offers free recycling programmes funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers around the world to help communities collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. We have decided to join the recycling programmes to ensure that we are doing our best to care for Gods Wonderful World and also to raise money for Christian Aid and Crisis.
Please see the attached posters providing information about the accepted waste.
Caring for God's World: Noah and the rainbow: Genesis 9.v.12
‘God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you”’.
The cosmic covenant (God–Humanity–Earth) features in the writings of theologians such as Irenaeus and Augustine, and with Francis of Assisi. But it has been lost, and this lies behind our contemporary crisis of not knowing who we are in relation either to God or to nature, and the development of a dominance-based relationship in which we humans place ourselves above the earth’s ecosystems and believe we can – indeed must – control and exploit the earth as if it were an inanimate machine when we are in fact part of the interdependence of all creation and defy the harmony of God's intention in the world when we desecrate and despoil the planet.