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Learning together, growing together; inspiring our children in their journey through life.



  • To reduce waste through recycling and re-using



  • Teach children about recycling through workshops
  • Hold a (Re)Love our stuff event
  • Eco-Committee to write a letter to parents encouraging them to try and use alternatives to single-use plastic in lunch boxes
  • Recycle plastic bottles to make a green-house
  • Appoint recycling monitors in each classroom
  • Reduce waste in school 

Christmas Lunch - 13th December 2019


In our drive to reduce waste, instead of using paper plates and disposable knives and forks, this year we had our Christmas lunch on re-usable plastic trays with metal cutlery. This meant that the kitchen staff had some washing up to do...but they didn't mind because they're helping to save our planet!

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UK Parliament Week 2nd-8th Nov 19 - classes debated various topics including the impact of single use plastics

UK Parliament Week 2nd-8th Nov 19 - classes debated various topics including the impact of single use plastics 1

Recycling Week - September 2019

Recycling Week - September 2019 1 Simon from Veolia visited us on 23rd Sept 19
Recycling Week - September 2019 2 He talked to us about recycling
Recycling Week - September 2019 3 The children then took part in recycling workshops
Recycling Week - September 2019 4 They sorted the rubbish into the correct bucket

Toy and Book Swap


As part of our drive to reduce waste and teach the children about recycling and reusing we held a ‘Toy & Book Swap’ on MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2020.


A representative from Watford Veolia, called Sheila came in to help us run the workshop. The children were told:


  • bring any unwanted toys or books (in good / working condition) to school on Monday 10th February [no soft toys/teddies please]
  • your child will be given a token for each item that they bring in
  • each age group will have an opportunity to visit the swap-shop and choose a new toy / book in exchange for their token(s)

Pupil Voice:


Did you enjoy taking part in the toy and book swap?


  • "I enjoyed it because we got to get new toys without spending any more money." (Freddie)
  • "I enjoyed it because we could swap old things for new and not waste toys and books." (Mason)
  • "Yes because it was fun finding new toys." (Simran)
  • "Yes. I like that we got pick different toys and give our old toys away so we could recycle them." (Kingfisher)

  • "It's nice to try new toys." (Hedgehog)

  • "I liked it because I could get some good toys." (Ehan)

  •  "I really liked toy swap because I got new toys!" (Sophie)


What did you bring in / swap?


  • "A brought in a Lego book and swapped it for a puzzle!" (Ava)
  • "I brought in a robot and swapped it for some books." (Ferdie)
  • "I brought in a book and swapped it for a dinosaur toy." (Mason)
  • "I brought in a phone that's a toy and a book. I got a book with cars." (Martin)
  • "I brought in PAW patrol toys and an Incredibles book." (Kingfisher)

  • "I brought some slime, play-dough and play-dough moulds."

  • "I swapped books for a toy and an art kit." (Chloe)

  • "I swapped a toy dinosaur for a game." (Harrison)

  • "I liked swapping my toys for new ones instead of throwing them away, I swapped a toy car and a book and got new books to read." (Libby)

  • "I got a Mini-Mouse toy and a Thomas the Tank Engine." (Fallon)


Why is re-using items / objects a good thing to do?


  • "It's good because we are not wasting things." (Mason)
  • "It is good to reuse things so we do not create more plastic which is bad for the environment." (Alfred)
  • "Because you can swap them with other people if you don't want them." (Hannah)
  • "So we can reuse stuff and not waste it." (Thea)
  • "Because we can save the planet!" (Kingfisher)

  • "Because fish won't get hurt because we are stopping plastic going in the sea." (Kingfisher)

  • "So other people can use things we don't need." (Kingfisher)

  • "It's a good idea to give away a toy that you are tired of and get a really good one!" (Hedgehog)

  • "It;s good to swap so others can enjoy toys you've finished playing with." (Anika)

  • "Reusing things like toys is good because it saves the planet!" (Freddie)