Their focus this year is on sustainable travel and waste. They have already got Bronze award from Eco-Schools for their initiatives and determination towards making our school a greener place to be and will continue this year in ensuring we run effective recycling systems and that the whole school and community are made aware of the small steps everyone can make to support the future generations. Similarly, they are working toward TFL Stars accreditation which means Transport for London will recognise us a school who strongly value sustainable travel to and from school as well as trips made within the school day.
These are our Green Team members for this academic year:
- Year 1 – Diana and Mayo
- Year 2 – Teddy and Zaynab
- Year 3 – Kiyomi and Muhlis
- Year 4 – Gabriella and Seth
- Year 5 – Jack and Maria Siena
- Year 6 – Chloe and Romans
Miss Gedney is our Green team steering group lead. She will be working closely with our Green team throughout the year. Keep an eye out for updates in the school newsletter and on our website.
What have the Green Team been up to?
Throughout the Autumn term, the Green Team focused on the importance of taking activity journeys to school. Our fantastic representatives informed each class of the importance of using more sustainable modes of transport to school, not only to reduce our carbon footprint, but also to promote active lifestyles too! Each class received 3 special badges to showcase their involvement in this initiative.
This half term, the Green Team will start the term leading an assembly about the advantages of having solar panels installed at SJSJ. This will help reduce our carbon emissions as a school and reduce electricity costs. During the assembly, the Green Team representatives will provide ways we can raise money for this great cause! The Green Team will also be conducting an environmental review of SJSJ. This will showcase the fantastic things we already have in place as an eco-school, and areas we could further develop to ensure we are doing as much as possible to contribute to taking care of our local environment and community. We will then draft a plan of action that we will implement in the latter half of the Spring term.