A big hello from our eco team and a big thank you to everyone who supports us in our mission.
Our Mission - we want to...
- raise awareness about how we can be more eco friendly as individuals, as part of the St Peter's community and as a global citizen
- increase knowledge and education about the impact we have on our environment and what we can do to help and what small changes we can make to be more eco conscious
- improve our environment for our St Peter's community for everyone to enjoy
On our eco team webpage, you will be able to meet our team, learn about what we do and find out about our projects. Look out for our newsletters too which will give you our news and updates.
Meet the Eco Team
Our eco leaders are elected for each class from Year 1 to Year 6 by their peers. They meet together each term to discuss our mission and how they are going to help. Each leader promotes our projects by sharing them with their class, encouraging their class to take part in the projects (whether that be to recycle more or create less waste) and sharing information with the wider community (using the webpage, newsletter and their own posters).
Our after school eco club supports our eco team with their projects as well as providing an opportunity to learn about our environment and the impact we have on it. Eco club help with our gardens and wild area in the grounds of the school, learning about planting and growing over the year.
We encourage everyone in our St Peter's community to support our mission and do their small part in helping us make a difference. Whether you are a pupil, a member of staff, a governor, a member of our PSA, a parent or guardian, you are all important to our eco team mission and we appreciate all of your support.
Excellence in our service with others
We are very lucky to be able to support Turn the Tide Portishead and the work that they do. We actively promote the work they do and Year 1 focus their learning legacy project on their projects. We currently support their crisp packet recycling scheme and stationery recycling project which you can find out more about below.
Crisp packet recycling project
We are working with Turn the Tide Portishead and the Terracycle Scheme to recycle crisp packets. The collection box is in the Harbour Hall for all crisp packets. Through the Terracyle Scheme, the crisp packets are recycled into play equipment and benches so that they don't end up in land fill and don't an impact on our environment. The points raised by Terracycle Scheme is then used to support Conductive Education Bristol who develop motor, cognitive and social skills of individuals with motor disorders. So far your crisp packets in Portishead with the help of Turn the Tide, has meant that the children have had the benefit of experiencing a forest school adventure and had a visit from a donkey.
Stationery recycling project
Another project with Turn the Tide Portishead is our collection of stationery like used pens and felt tips. St Mary's in Bristol is a collection point who sends all of our stationery to the Terracycle Scheme where the plastic is recycled through make playground equipment. The points raised are used to support a school project in Uganda.
Every classroom has a paper recycling bin. Our eco leaders encourage everyone to use both sides of a piece of paper before putting in the recycling bin. We have help from our site team who collect the recycling from each classroom and take it to the recycling collection.
Thank you to everyone who supports our projects as every little bit you do adds up to make a big difference!
Crisp Packet Terracycle January 2020
Thank you to everyone who has recycled their crisp packets and to those of you who have brought in crisp packets from home. With the crisp packets collected after the disco too, we have now collected 4 full boxes ready to be collected and recycled. The plastic will be turned into plastic furniture or playground equipment by the teracycle scheme and the points will be awarded to Conductive Education Bristol to support their pupils with special educational experiences. A special thank you to our eco helpers who have sorted out all of the crisp packets.
Now to start collecting more!
#working together for a better future #excellence in our service with others
Hooray, we now have eco compost boxes around the playground for your fruit peelings! You have all been using them everyday and Mr Burchell has had to do extra collections so well done! We even have a box in the staff room for all of the teachers' teabags and we have just put a box in the teaching school room too so that all the teachers who visit our school can help us recycle too. #raising awareness #recycle #working together for a better future