King's St Alban's

25 April

Environment Day

After spending time last week discussing environmental issues such as plastics in the ocean, recycling and deforestation (to name but a few) the children entered into the spirit of KSA's Environment Day on Monday.  2H and 3A started the day with a thought provoking and informative assembly about ways in which we can all play a part in making our planet a better, more environmentally-friendly place.

Each class then spent the first lesson of the day 'technology-free' (including all lights switched off) and then one lesson paper free.  Many took their learning outside with various maths and science activities on the playground and around the quad. 

In the afternoon, the children in Pre-Prep joined together to produce a fantastic piece of art work, made entirely from plastic bags.  They chose the things that they would like to see at the beach, including rocks, seagulls, seaweed, clean blue sea and people having fun in the sun. It prompted the Year 2s to talk about what they would like to see when they go to the seaside and what we can do to help it happen.

Mrs Cain has also been doing environmental-themed art with Years 3 to 6, this week, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed producing.

As a way of encouraging the children to recycle toys, books and clothes we have suggested that they donate them to a charity shop, sell them at a car boot sale or donate them to our school fête.

An enjoyable and thought-provoking day was had by all.