We were hoping to report today on the Y1 Trip to Rama 9 Park, but as parents in Y1 will know, both of those trips were affected by the heavy pollution levels on both of the trip days. On the first day, the children actually headed off, very excited, but before they got very far we realised that conditions by the park were worse than on 71 and the morning fog means that the pollution wasn’t lifting. Luckily the teachers had spoken to the children before setting off, so they were well primed for this eventuality - and coming back to school had deep discussions about pollution, it causes and, going forward, what we needed to do to improve the air quality.
Apart from writing a report about “The Worst School Trip Ever’, the children thoroughly enjoyed their picnic lunch and have also made plans for a different trip - one that will have a positive impact on the environment. Check back here in a few weeks for more details.
It wasn’t quite the learning intentions that the teachers had planned for last week, but nonetheless covered some very important areas, and for the children was a very clear example of how things such as pollution and climate change have to be addressed.
Air Purifiers and the monitoring of air quality
Last week the air purifiers in classrooms were, of course, working overtime. We are pleased that these are proving effective and are waiting for the delivery of some larger machines to provide more efficient solutions for the larger spaces. We have a few habits we need to change, and you might have seen signs going up on the doors. After peak traffic times the doors should be closed to keep the clean air in, so please help us with this.