Green Team 2021 - 2022
Term 1 In term 1, we harvested sunflowers and made bird-feeders and bird-baths by re-using plastic bottles. The birds are using the bird-feeders.
Term 2 We carried out a poster campaign and competition to encourage everyone to use active travel. We carried out an active travel survey at the start and the end of the competition to find out whether our campaign had "made a difference".
In the first survey, on 3rd November, active travel by walking, biking, scooting or park and stride was used by 79% of pupils and in the second survey, on 8th December, active travel was used by...79% of pupils! So well done everyone for keeping up being active through the winter! Here is a display of all the winning posters from our poster competition. Please see our main page for more info on active travel to school https://www.stmichaelssg.co.uk/our-learning/our-curriculum/environment
Term 2 We have been encouraging and helping with reducing waste and recycling. Following sustainability week, we made sure that all the DT materials were separated for re-using or re-cycling where possible - photos coming soon.
Before the Christmas holidays, we made posters (see below) to encourage everyone to recycle their old clothes and shoes in the big green recycling bin, just inside the school gate (closest to the Playhouse entrance). This will raise money for the PTFA via https://www.recycle4school.org.uk/items-we-accept
We have stared gathering ideas for projects for term 3. There will be no Green Team meeting on Wednesday 15th December.
Instead, please leave comments on the "padlet" below to share your ideas for
activities you would like to do with Green Team after Christmas.
You could use our Eco-code to think about different topics: e.g. reducing energy use and waste; or watch some of the videos below to get inspired.
GET STARTED: Click on the pink circle with a "+" (bottom right), type your idea then click "publish" (top right).
Green Team Eco-code: Everyone is on Green Team
1. We will all learn about stopping climate change (and take the following actions…).
2. Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not being used - to reduce energy use.
3. Put all litter in the correct bin: landfill, card/paper, recycle-able plastic, foil/tins/glass, compost/food waste - to reduce litter and landfill waste.
4. Use re-usable bags and bottles and choose not to use single-use plastics (bags, bottles, containers) - to reduce waste.
5. Use less paper and reduce recycling waste by printing and copying fewer sheets, and using both sides before recycling.
Digital Green Team: During 2020 and 2021 Green Team didn't meet but we continued to be sustainable in our own classes and to share our ideas. Please refer back to the videos and webpages below to get inspired about being sustainable.
Term 1 Week 3
This week, please watch the following film ( 6 minutes) One Planet Future.
Then, talk about the video with your class. What did you like about the video? How can we help the planet? What actions do you want to take at home and or school? What questions do you have?
Please share your class' ideas on the padlet below and read ideas from other classes.
Week 5 What inspires you about nature? Listen to an environmentalist – what inspires them about the natural world? https://jointhepod.org/teachers/films/what-inspired-me-by-chris-packham
Find out about children from around the world who have been inspired to look after their homes.
Term 2 Our Planet: David Attenborough and WWF
Resources for Schools https://www.ourplanet.com/en/schools-and-youth/
Spin the globe and choose which habitat to visit first https://www.ourplanet.com/en/explorable-globe/landing/
Our Planet: download resources for each habitat https://www.wwf.org.uk/get-involved/our-planet-youth
7 - 8 minute videos on all habitats Explore each habitat with more videos
WWF guide to reducing waste https://www.wwf.org.uk/reduce-waste
WWF Living Planet Report 2020 https://livingplanet.panda.org/en-gb/
Term 1 Week 4
This week, please find the topic that your class is working on this term, watch the suggested video (or your own choice) and write on a post-it on the padlet below what your class are all doing to help to meet the goal or target.
1) Use sustainable travel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAi8Lxf8JXA
2) Reduce waste, including plastic pollution https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrqj7nb
3) Use sustainable energy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution
4) Protect the environment: water. Reduce water waste
5) Protect the environment: land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=556QXoUpjUY
6) Support sustainable food production / healthy lives and eating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fszyObv6FxA
Week 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxN9E5f7pc Watch the video to get inspired.
Eco-code Review – how well is your class doing? What will you do next? Record on padlet.
Week 7 https://vimeo.com/273916993 What have you found out about your topic for the term? What have you done towards meeting the goal? What will you do next?
TERM 2 WEEK 1 GREEN TEAM
Think about your "Big Questions" from your learning last term.
Add a comment to answer the question on your year group's padlet below.
Watch this ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBxN9E5f7pc