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Meeting Minutes

 Autumn  1 - Welcome to the Green Team and Recycling

 

This half term the Green Team members got together for our first meeting and we considered recycling.

We discussed:

  • What is recycling?
  • How do we recycle at home?
  • How do we recycle at school?
  • How can we promote recycling at home/school?

 

Autumn 2 - Saving Energy

 To promote saving energy, we took part in 'Switch off Fortnight' throughout school and at home. We ensured that we turned off lights and plugs in rooms that were not in use to help try and save energy.

We put stickers on light switches and plugs that said 'Turn me off', to encourage others to join in too. We also created posters that were put up around school.

Thank you everybody for their help and support.

 

 

 

 Spring 1  - Transportation

During this meeting we discussed transport, different ways to travel to school and ways to help save energy. We considered walking, jogging, cycling, roller blading or coming to school on a scooters rather than using a car.

We then designed posters to promote our ideas and to give other children different ideas about how to travel to school.

Following on from our meeting in Autumn 1, we discussed how we would try to actively promote recycling daily to all of our friends and family. To support this, we registered for 'Waste Week', where we will continue to support correct recycling and opportunities to save energy at home and at school.

'Waste Week' will be held the second week back after the half term holidays. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

 

 Spring 2 - Water Pollution

 During this meeting we considered the dangers of pollution and littering and what affect that this has on the animals.
We looked at the dangers of plastic bottles, cans, plastic carrier bags and all other types of littering can have on the animals and studied some pictures.
We then considered how we can reduce this and what could be put in place.

Ideas raised:

  • Recycle
  • Bin rubbish
  • Talk to others about the dangers and encourage recycling

 Summer 1 - Water Consumption

 

This half term the Green Team got together to discuss ‘Water Consumption’.

We discussed times where we might waste water, considered ideas to help save water and encourage others to save water.

The Team considered

  • Turning off taps when brushing our teeth
  • Trying to take showers instead of baths
  • Putting lids on hot tubs so they don’t need cleaned out and refilled
  • Knocking off taps when washing up

 

During our conversation, a member mentioned not putting glitter into water. This was considered following a recent discussion they had heard outside of school. We aim to look into this further during our next meeting and look at why some schools are trying not to use glitter.

 

We also made some posters to help save water to be displayed on our Green Team board in the main entrance.

 Summer 2 - Communication