Last week was a challenging one, with the air-pollution levels resulting in some changes to playtime and timetabling. This coincided with Sustainability Week and provided a very graphic illustration of how important it is that we make some changes to the way we live.
With the high pollution levels last week, you will be aware that we have made some scheduling changes to PE and swimming, and also reduced playtimes on some days. The Foundation Stage children have also had a limit on the amount of time they spend outside. Primary children are not able to regulate their activity levels in the same way that older students can, so teachers have to do it for them by reducing time outside.
For more details on how we are monitoring the pollution levels each day, please read Mr Roo’s section of the newsletter.
Markus Pukonen stops off at STA on his round-the-world trip
To launch Sustainability Week we had a visit from Markus Pukonen. Markus is circumnavigating the globe without motorised transport to draw attention to the need to work together towards creating a healthy future. His talk, though entertaining with its photographs of his travels, was certainly thought-provoking, and the children really seemed to take his messages on board. You can find out more about Markus and his expedition here. It might be nice to follow up with your children at home by looking at his website together.