We had a fantastic Go Green Week at the end of September with lots of competitions running. The winning House this year for Go Green Week is STORY!
It was great to hear all the extra changes people made in the week - lots of students walked to school instead of getting a lift, other students and staff arranged car shares, and many cycled - some for the first time and others long distances (Tangmere and they arrived on time). We hope that many will try to make this change a habit.
It is worth sharing that 180grams of CO2 are emitted every km a car travels – cycling and walking helps tackle air pollution in our local community and climate change. Chichester air pollution is not great - it is 'Fair - which means it's 'generally acceptable for most individuals, however sensitive groups may experience minor to moderate symptoms from long-term exposure' (it is worse than many other towns in West Sussex). By more people cycling and walking we can try to improve our local pollution levels and therefore our health.
Lots of students have a reusable water bottle (many more than 2 years ago) and some embraced the meat free lunch - one member of staff managed the meat free lunch even though she found it a real struggle! Another member of staff planned their week so they could bring a plastic free packed lunch in every day.
Thank you for all the contributors to the recycling and for the support at the various activities going on during the week such as recycled art, wildlife pop up museum, upcycling workshop, swap shop and a fantastic bake sale. Thank you for all the contributions to the bake sale – we raised over £100 which will go towards eco-projects in school.
We had some fantastic outfits worn on the last day of Go Green Week. Thank you to everyone who took part – some were in clothes they had made and outfits made from recycled materials.
Thank you for all the amazing donations and for everyone’s continued support for our Eco School ethos.
Mrs M Wilburn & Mrs A Congalton, Eco-School Coordinators