We have been discovering the environmental challenges that our planet is facing though ECOweek. This involved learning about plastic waste, deforestation, and climate change during daily form time activities. From this, our students were able to comprehend the reasons for these challenges, as well as the solutions out there to reduce these threats in the future and how they can help themselves.
To further their learning and understanding, a select group from Year 7 and 8 volunteered to litter pick in different parts of Sleaford. They successfully managed to pick up several bags of waste, including a lot of general plastic and cigarette ends. This was a very rewarding experience whereby many of the students were pleased to support their community and look after their environment, while receiving praise from members of the local community passing by.
Finally, we had a non-uniform day in order to raise money for two charities centred around the protection of the environment. The first being, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, an important charity locally that looks after a range of reserves and open areas. The second, Plastic Ocean UK, aims to educate people and businesses in order to reduce plastic waste from ever reaching the ocean. The Academy as a whole raised over £1,000 for both charities, which is fantastic.
Mr Newbury, organiser of ECOweek commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank teachers, parents and especially students for participating in protecting our environment for future generations to enjoy.”
The students enjoyed the fun and interactive activities put on throughout the week and we hope to see them carrying on their actions in supporting the planet and the environment.