At St Ambrose, we have 3 key priorities:
Priority 1: Reduce our plastic use
We are going to further reduce our plastic use by continuing to stop using disposable plastic bottles. Each pupil in each class can buy a St. Ambrose reusable plastic bottle because we can wash them out and use them again and again. We know that plastic is a massive problem because it doesn’t break down.
Priority 2: Save electricity and water
We are going to reduce how much electricity we use in school. This is not only an environmental issue, but this year it is particularly important due to rising energy costs. Each class has a checklist which they use to remind them to turn off equipment that is not being used and to stop wasting water by making sure the taps are turned off.
Priority 3: Reduce our contribution to pollution
To try to reduce pollution in our area, we encourage our families to walk to school. We have already written to parliament and have been visited by our local MP because we know that we need to impact other people, not just us. We have often been on television, including the national news, regarding pollution and the impact it has on our school.
Our next steps:
To achieve the Silver award, our Eco Warriors will be working on ensuring they turn off equipment which is not being used and tracking our eco work in other curriculum areas like science and DT.