The Ecobeasts have been busy so far this term. As well as making a great start working in our new secret growing garden, the children decided to embark upon two new projects. The first one will be closely linked to the garden and focus on the importance of eating locally grown fruit and vegetables.
In our second project, the children are learning about and taking action on the issue of Fast Fashion. Peach (Y4S) and Finfin (Y4J) have already designed a cool logo for the project. Clothing production accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions while the average white T Shirt requires 2700 litres of water to produce. This TED-Ed video gives good insight into the subject.
One solution is to be more mindful about how much use we get out of the clothes we buy. We already have regular second-hand uniform sales run by the PTG but would also like to help families re-use costumes from all our fabulous dressing up days.
Last year, the children collected lots of outfits for Book Week, which we will sell in time for Book Character Day when the time comes, with the children to decide how to use any ‘profit’.
We would like to ask parents to donate any left-over International Day costumes which may be useful for International Day 2021.
There will be a donation box by the front gate and we kindly ask that parents label the donations with the relevant country and the age of the child for whom the costume may be suitable.
The Ecobeasts will carefully store the items in time for an International Day costume sale next year. Many thanks in advance for your support.
Let your child’s creative juices flow!
If your child enjoys writing, they will LOVE this worldwide creative competition for KS2 children: My Country.
The competition has a theme: ‘My Country.’ It requires the children to write a piece about either the country they are from, their ideal country or their favourite country in the world. Besides providing a great opportunity to showcase your child's writing skills, there are some great prizes to be won. More details can be found on the website.
The piece of writing must be completed and sent from home; however, your child’s teacher would be more than happy to give some feedback before it is submitted.
The deadline for entering the story is Sunday 1st November 2020.