This week, as part of Switch Off Month, the Eco-Council presented an assembly to encourage us to save energy and money!
Apart from reminding us to save energy by switching off lights, the focus was on Goodbye Standby, making sure we all remember that leaving TVs and games consoles on standby uses energy and is a waste of money, it all adds up!
Join us, save, switch off and say goodbye to standby!
What a success! Wednesday held our first Big Soup Share night and even we were surprised by just how eager you all were to try all the varieties of soup the different year groups made. With a choice of Leek and Potato, Chicken or Vegetable Noodle and Tomato Soup, all mopped up with freshly made crusty bread, hand made by our year 6s, our school hall was packed with families, excited to try the incredible smelling soups!
The children did fantastically well, not only learning about food, where it comes from and how to eat healthy, but also making a real effort to try foods they normally wouldn’t eat! That sounds like success to me!
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our school and the children including all the staff and a load of the mums of the members of staff who came in to help!
On Wednesday 21st March, our Eco Council were invited to join in with an air quality survey being carried out, for South Bucks District Council, along Iver High Street. The monitoring team from Ricardo Energy and Environment explained how the equipment worked and answered questions from our pupils. Once the data has been analysed, Cerys Williams (Senior Environmental Protection Officer) at South Bucks District Council will return to IVJS to explain the results to us. Our pupils were commended by Ricardo E&E on the depth of their questioning – well done everyone!
School council and the Eco group joined forces this week to take part in the RSPB National Bird Watch. Pupils worked in pairs during assembly time to go outside with clipboards and recording charts to record how many of different types of birds they could see. Some of the Years 5s & 6s even gave up their break time to continue the task. The data will be submitted to the RSPB to form part of their national bird count.
Today was Clean for the Queen day and our fantastic Eco Champions and brilliant School Councillors took time from their day to make a real effort to help spruce up our local area ready for the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Thank you to our wonderful Eco Schools Team and our School Council for their invaluable help today!
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