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Mini Vinnies – Eco Team

WWF adoption Twins.mp4

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Some children in our school community have adopted some animals through the WWF website and have prepared some information to share with others to promote an understanding of the importance of looking after animals in our environment, to prevent endangered species from becoming extinct. They have informed me that they are happy to share information in more detail with any other children if they want to visit them in Lion and Leopard Classe in the new term. Please speak to your teacher if you wish to visit them!
Well done Martha and Rosie :)

Have a merry-eco Christmas everyone!

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In Year 3, we have been learning about recycling with a focus on Christmas packaging waste. The children learnt about the 'scrunch test' to determine if wrapping paper can be recycled or not after opening gifts and disposing of waste responsibly. We also explored how glitter is made from tiny particles of plastic and could potentially end up in the ocean, adding to the problem of pollution too. We looked at making good purchasing choices with gift bags that display an FSC logo to show they are made from sustainably sourced materials as recognised by the Forest Stewardship Council.

We are proud to announce that we are now participating in the local Eco-Warrior: MK scheme designed for us to recycle more and raise awareness of environmental issues, such as reducing single-use plastics. 

 

Each pupil in Year 3 - 6 has received an A5 activity booklet, which includes activities on recycling, learning about environmental issues, getting out and about, etc. and range from low to high levels of physical activity so there’s something for everyone to do.

There is also an A3 Eco Warrior Pledge poster that our Eco Mini-Vinnie Team members sign on behalf of our whole school community to display in school alongside the attached digital logo to show that we are an active ‘Eco Warrior School’.

 

Please have lots of fun completing your challenges at home! Enjoy...

Eco Warrior MK

Switch off Fortnight Campaign 

 

Our Eco Mini Vinnie Team will be running our school's effort to reduce our energy consumption...watch this space for further information this term!

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The Eco Mini Vinnie Team

What do Mini Vinnies do?

1) Mini Vinnies puts the word of God into action.

2) Mini Vinnies use prayer as worship in all meetings and all that they do.

3) Mini Vinnies bear witness to the word of God by seeking and finding those in need.

4) Mini Vinnies is about welcoming those who are forgotten.

5) Mini Vinnies put the welfare of others as their priority.

Job Description

  • To be a good role model showing excellent behaviour around school and when representing the school at outside events.
  • To promote our Catholic ethos by living our school Mission-

‘Loving, Serving and Growing Together with Jesus’ and the values of St Bernadette’s.

  • To promote the importance of looking after our school environment, the local environment and the wider world environment by being part of and leading Eco projects.
  • To help support in the development and maintenance of the new school Prayer Garden.
  • To help and support in the development and maintenance of our Forest area and the school grounds.

 

The Eco Mini Vinnie Team made up of fourteen pupils from Years Four to Six who are passionate about the environment and God’s creation. The main purpose of this team is to help to promote the importance of looking after our school environment, the local environment and the wider world environment by being part of and leading Eco projects. 

 

           

 

They also help to support in the development and maintenance of the new school Prayer Garden, our school Forest Environmental Area and the school grounds, always keeping in mind the wonder of God’s amazing creation and how we should enjoy and respect it.

 

This year we have run a ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ campaign where we encouraged the whole school community to save energy and ‘Switch it Off’ which proved very successful.

 

We are currently growing vegetables in our school allotment area and are planning an anti-litter campaign and community litter pick.

 

      

 

‘Loving, Caring and looking after God’s World’

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