We have had great fun celebrating Go Green Week! The highlights have been:
The week got going with an enthusiastic Year 7 litter pick and meat-free, plastic-free lunch boxes! Students received points for bringing in vegetarian, plastic-free pack lunches and water bottles in order to reduce waste. During break over 30 Year 7s collected litter from around the school in a competition to get the most. Ridgeway took the lead - receiving Tony’s Chocolonely- closely followed by the other Houses. After school a group of Sixth Formers took on the classroom recycling, saving 12kg from landfill in one day.
In the morning batteries, old-school uniforms and clothes were collected for donation and use later in the week. The action continued with lunchtime recycled art and outdoor clubs. A creative bunch made 3D butterflies out of recycled bottles, reusing old materials to make something colourful, whilst the gardening team gave the Quiet Area some much needed attention. After school students had the opportunity to bring their old clothes to an upcycle workshop in the textiles department.
As the collections continued, students were encouraged to find environmentally friendly ways of getting to school, scoring eco-points for walking, cycling, taking public transport and lift sharing. Wednesday lunchtime saw the second return of Bishop Luffa’s bike-powered karaoke with students, Mr Bonney and Mrs Ockwell performing, not a cable in sight! Meanwhile a groups of unfortunate Sixth Formers had an entertaining time sorting through the donations for Thursday’s swap shop. In the afternoon the upcycle workshop continued.
On the final day of Form time clothes donations were high. Many students donated fab eco-themed bakes for a lunch-time sale where students were invited to guess the carbon footprint of common ingredients, some may think twice about using butter again! After school Bishop Luffa’s first swap shop opened where all manner of clothes were swapped by students eager to swap, making their wardrobes not only more fashionable but sustainable.
On the Friday finale we saw Bishop Luffa’s finest up-cycled fancy dress and second hand fashion with the following students winning prizes in the fancy dress competition.
- Amelie Mead (8Andrewes)
- Leila Fletcher (8Andrewes)
- Karol Opielinski (8Andrewes)
- Florence Cullen (7King)
- Isaac Siddle (9King)
- Tom Spencer (13Wilson)
- Sophie Williams (9Otter)
- Hannah Beech (8Story)
Tom Spencer (13Wilson)