It's the little things...
Here are some of the small changes and actions Pinner Wood are taking to support being more sustainable and environmentally friendly in our practices.
- Using Terra Cycle to recycle old pens, crisp and chocolate wrappers
- Developing the Walking Bus to promote sustainable transport
- Promoting using old or re-used paper when printing and photocopying
- Establishing lunchtime garden club to promote protecting and supporting the biodiversity of the school
- Reviewing the amount and cause of food waste, using compost and food bins in classrooms to help reduce this
- Establishing bike and scooter training in school to provide children with more sustainable ways of getting to school
Please let us know if you are able to support running our Walking Bus. Don't forget to bring in your recycling from home!
Pinner Wood Sustainability Pledge
We worked as a whole school to think of aspects of sustainability we can embed and use in our learning and for our school. Using ideas from every class, we created a Pinner Wood Sustainability Pledge.
Monday 6th November - Friday 10th November 2023
Pinner Wood celebrated an amazing Sustainability Week. The message was 'Voice, Action, Change' which allowed children children, staff and the wider school community to come together to make a difference. There were a number of activities during the week including external speakers talking about Biodiversity at home, outside activities making a bug house and harvesting our school pumpkins to make soup, reviewing the energy wastage in our building, a no paper day, recycling and every child making a Sustainability Pledge. Each class used their oracy skills to report, debate or share their findings on one of the Global Goals, such as promoting sustainable travel to school. Our Year 6 pupils created detailed ‘Change Speeches’ about a sustainability issue, which they will share with families and our community later in the year. The week ended with an impressive ‘Trashion Show’ showing the creativity and green minded nature of our impressive pupils and a SWISH Swapping event where families could donate unwanted clothes, toys and books to swap.