Size of Wales Assembly and Workshops
13 March 2018
Today St Joseph's were very lucky to be visited by Nigel from Size for Wales, a charity that protects an area of rainforest in Africa that's TWICE the size of Wales. ‘An area the size of Wales’ is frequently used to measure the rate of forest destruction. Through Size of Wales, they are turning that negative use of the country’s size on its head. Thanks to the brilliant support of Wales, Size of Wales successfully reached the target of helping to protect 2 million hectares of forest (the size of Wales!) in 2013. Soon after, they decided the obvious next step was to double this impact, and aim to protect an area of rainforest TWICE the size of our nation!
Size of Wales encourages the people of Wales to help tackle climate change by taking simple positive actions. They work with schools and businesses to raise funds for forests and raise awareness of the importance of forests in tackling climate change.
Soon our school will be holding a fundraiser for this great cause so watch this space...
For now, have a look at the pictures from the wonderful assemblies and workshops held today.
November 24th 2017
Today was Be Bright Day!
Everybody was asked to wear their brightest clothes possible and donate £1 to the charity "BRAKE".
We wanted to highlight the importance of being seen in the dark, whether walking, cycling or using our scooters. The nights are becoming darker much earlier and we should make sure that we can be seen by car drivers when we are walking home from school.
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL WEEK – 6TH– 10TH JUNE 2016
Everybody is asked to try and not use their cars during this week. We are encouraging everybody to cycle, scooter, walk, heely or skateboard to school every day.
There is a cycle rack in St Mark’s car-park for bikes and we will store other modes of transport within school.
Remember, the class with the best record of sustainable travel for the week will be rewarded!
We can become fitter and save the planet at the same time!!
Congratulations to the Eco group of 2015 - 2016!
The Eco Group are very proud to announce that St Joseph's Primary School has achieved Green Flag status! Well done to everybody!
This week the Eco group were very busy making posters to remind everybody to turn off lights and electrical appliances when they are not needed. The amount of energy being used is causing the planet to heat up. This means that animals and people are losing their homes.
THINK! - DO YOU REALLY NEED TO PUT THE LIGHT ON?
We have put our posters on every light switch around the school.
After undertaking an environmental review of the school, the Eco group presented their new action plan to everybody during assembly.
This year we want to:
External websites and games of an environmentally friendly theme
Please have a look at our action plan for the next year. Perhaps you may be able to help us in some way.