Help Hollywood - Big Tidy Up

Last Friday was Keep Britain Tidy's Big Tidy Up and children in Reception and Year 2 took part in a huge litter pick within the school grounds.  Armed with plastic aprons and gloves the children worked in teams to collect all the litter they could spot to help us achieve the status of "litter free" which we need for our Eco Flag.  The children were horrified to find glass bottles, cans, a mobile phone, nappy, can of WD40, plastic drinks cartons and bottles and paper and wrappers by the fistful!  They worked very sensibly and asked for help with anything they were unsure of and their teachers were very proud of their positive attitude to helping the school environment.  The litter collected weighed over 6kg!!!  When we do our next litter pick we hope it will be much, much less - please help us by making sure you put any rubbish in the litter bins around school, or take rubbish home.

Many thanks, Reception and Year 2.

Trashion Show Success

Thursday 1st May was Hollywood's first Trashion Show and, from the feedback from those who attended, maybe not it’s last! Children from the Eco Committee took on roles both back stage and "front of house", welcoming guests, selling raffle tickets and organising music and the fashionisters, ensuring that the evening ran smoothly.

Guests were treated to a fantastic evening of entertainment by the talented designers who modelled their outfits made out of recycled materials, anything from carrier bags, crisp packets, newspaper and magazines to bin liners, fabric and Coca Cola wrappers.

The glitz and glamour on the catwalk was brilliant! Many thanks to all those who attended this free event but dug deep into their pockets, buying raffle tickets (£29) and making donations for refreshments provided by Jackie and the catering team (£9.60). Thanks to Mr Camden for setting up the catwalk and to the staff who helped coordinate the event. Photographs will be on the website in the near future.

Eco Tree Transplanting

Last Friday the Eco Global Gang had a busy day on Friday transplanting the trees and planting a new hedgerow  to help develop the school grounds.  Many thanks to Mr Latham and Mr Camden for  all their hardwork at preparing the ground and to all the children and families and friends who gave up their time to dig, plant and water in the trees, we really appreciate your support.  We hope you had a good morning and will enjoy watching the trees and hedging grow. 

It will take a time for the trees to settle into their new location so we ask for your help in ensuring that the trees are protected from footballs and rough play so that all 60 can grow strong and healthy.

Eco Collection

Please keep saving your recycling for our next collection on 10th April.  Our new link with Birmingham Boys Brigade  means that the following can be donated:

Please let us have your unwanted items: Please DO NOT include :
Good quality clothing for ladies, men and children
Clean bed linen, blankets and towels
Small electrical items in good working order
DVDs and CDs
Dirty, soiled or stained items of clothing
Duvets, pillows and cushions
Scraps of material
Electric Blankets
Electrical items which do not work (including old televisions)

Please make sure that books and heavy items are in separate bags from clothing.  Many thanks for your support - the greater our collection the greater the fundraising for our eco developments.   Please ask family, friends and colleagues to donate to our collection.  The Eco Global Gang

Chicken Run ...............!

Mr Dovaston has been hard at work in the evenings constructing the chicken run to surround the coop.  All the materials have been generously donated by the  Dovaston family and we are extremely grateful for their support. 


A competition is being launched to design anti-litter posters with the winning entries being able to name the chickens! More details coming soon!

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