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Eco School Council meet on a Tuesday after school with Miss Parry.

 

 

We've got the power!

 

We are proud to say we have been entered into a competition with other primary schools across Caerphilly Borough, to re-cycle as many used batteries as we can.

 

We have a box outside the school office where we put the used batteries, and by July 2018 there will be a prize for the school who has re-cycled the most batteries and how much they weigh.

 

We are asking you to please bring in your used batteries to school so we can re-cycle them for our competition. If you can spread the word to family/friends then we would be really grateful. 

 

 Thank you for your support. 

The Eco Team. 

Click on the stars to see what Eco councillors are up to each week. 

 

Eco Council 2016-2017

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We are making sure the whole school are involved in protecting our environment ensuring we are as ecologically friendly as possible.

We meet on a regular basis to take part in various projects that we think will benefit the school,  the wider community,and our planet.

We are very proud to be part of the Eco School Council.

If you have any ideas for projects you think we may be interested in please contact Mrs Hannigan in Islwyn class.

Happy Planet!!

 

Fantastic news!!

 

 

!Ty-Isaf Eco School Council are thrilled to announce we have been re-accredited with the Eco school Platinum Flag Award!

Thank you to everyone involved we are all very proud.

This week is litter picking duty.We put on our gloves and grabbed our bin bags and off we went!

We are glad to say we only found half a bag!

This week we had a special visitor.

Mrs Bradford came to see us to talk about all the fantastic work we have been doing.

She asked us lots of questions and we really enjoyed telling her all about our Eco School projects.

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 We have been busy carrying out spot checks on all of our classes. 
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We check to make sure all the lights ,computers and taps are turned off if the classroom is empty and all our 'Eco school code' signs are displayed.

We then complete a tick list.

The class with the largest amount of ticks at the end of term gets rewarded with the Eco-School trophy during a special assembly.

This week we have been looking at 'composting'.

We had a lovely discussion about what compost is and how its used and made.

Then we went and spoke to Mrs Wilshaw our school cook and asked what happens to all our food that is left at the end of lunchtime.

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She told us that its put into a green bin ready for the council to collect at the end of the week.

So this gave us an idea!

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Lets start collecting the food and composting it ourselves!

Yet another clever waste saving idea!

It's a load of rubbish!

As part of our commitment to helping the whole community, we have been busy collecting rubbish from around the area surrounding our school.
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We were very disappointed by the amount of naughty people that leave their rubbish behind....KEEP BRITAIN TIDY!
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Looking after the birds in our school grounds.

 We have been keeping a close eye on the weather reports this winter and it is going to be difficult for the birds to find food.

So we are trying to give them a helping hand by making made bird feeders for each class and placing them in different areas around the school.

We really hope this helps.

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 We have chosen the new recipient of our prestigious Eco-School trophy.....drum roll please!!!! 
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Its Mrs Bain!!

Every time we visit Mrs Bain's office she always has her eco signs displayed, if she isn't in her room her computer is turned off and the lights are off.

A huge 'Well done' to our brilliant Headteacher!!!

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This week we are encouraging everyone to recycle any old batteries you may have.

A newsletter will be coming out soon and we would like to collect as many old batteries as we can, I'm sure there must be a lot after all the Christmas toys have been played with.

All batteries from button to 6v are being recycled safely and responsibly.

Many thanks in advance for your support.

Ps.....don't forget to recycle all your old Christmas cards and wrapping paper.

We have decided to give each class a paper recycling box.

We have asked the children to think about using paper sensibly.

Each box will be emptied and and shredded at the end of the week.

We hope they use them!

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We are always looking for more ways to make our school as environmentally friendly as possible.

So this week we are  giving each class a recycling bin for our milk bottles.

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