Eco Global Gang Update

Eco Committee

During the last week of term the Eco Global gang met up.  
•    The Key Stage 1 Gang are all very enthusiastic about keep our school environment somewhere to be proud of and they are busy litter picking during lunchtimes and break times as well as designing posters to encourage local residents to pick up their dog “poo” as we are finding that this is often outside on the pavements around school.
•    The Key Stage 2 Gang spent an hour after school at Immanuel church planting over 100 assorted bulbs into the new Peace Garden.  The children worked brilliantly together; most had never planted bulbs before so they are looking forward to seeing a colourful display next spring.  We hope you will enjoy our work with the local community too.

Textile Recycling – coming VERY soon!!  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Thank you for being patient with our textile recycling collection – we have had real difficulty sorting out a new collector.  However, we are delighted that we will be working in partnership with Tesco’s for our next collection which will support the Global Community aspect of our Eco work.  We will be paid £5 for every 10kg we collect (ONLY CLOTHING AND SHOES PLEASE) and Tesco’s are working with agencies in Africa where clothes/shoes will be sent to stimulate economic growth by helping small buyers set up their own business and create micro distribution within local communities.  A DATE BEFORE CHRISTMAS WILL BE ARRANGED AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ASAP.
We also recycle lots of things all the time! 
You can send always send in:
batteries
used  printer ink cartridges
bras
postage stamps

Eco Committee Update

Eco CommitteeI am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to you – it has been a busy start to the new school year and I am still waiting for slips back from some people.  However so far there is a fairly even split between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons so this is my plan:

Each half term you can attend whatever sessions you are free for, BUT I need to know in advance AND have your parent’s permission on a signed slip 2 days before the session.

Remember, we are NOT meeting every week, these are one-off events each half term to get stuck into some real Eco issues. Mrs Grundy has kindly said she will come and join us which means that we can have more of you at each session.

OUR FIRST ECO SESSION WILL BE NEXT TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER WHEN WE WILL GO AND PLANT BULBS IN THE PEACE GARDEN AT IMMANUEL CHURCH.

You will need:
•    Old trousers and shoes
•    A warm coat
•    Gloves (if you don’t like getting dirty hands – I have a few pairs)
•    A drink and snack for after school if you can’t last until 4.30pm

Please get this slip back to me by MONDAY MORNING if you would like to come along.  


Mrs Powell

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival 2014Many thanks go to all our friends and families for their contributions of food to our Harvest Festival celebration in Immanuel Church yesterday.  The theme of the celebration was "Giving Thanks" and children from across the school shared both the importance of harvest around the world and of sharing with those less fortunate than ourselves.   The boxes were received by Reverend Rebecca and will be distributed among members of our local community as well as the local Food Bank.  There is nothing more joyful than hearing children's voices singing out in celebration and thanks, and Hollywood is always very proud of the way our children and families work together.  Thanks go to Mrs Brown for working with the children who presented the Harvest Festival,  to Ms Rose for putting together a musical performance that the children always love, and once again to your, our families, who donated so generously.

Democracy In Action

School ElectionsChildren in each year group are welcome to stand for election as their class School Council Representative.  As part of our work on British Values and learning how democracy works, children who are keen to stand for election are being asked to produce a short manifesto to say why they would be a good candidate.  Voting will take place on Thursday 12th October (next week) as Thursday is traditionally the day elections take place in the UK and children will make their votes via a secret ballot.  

Sample manifesto forms are available on the links below if your child would like to complete this at home with your support.
Manifesto template 1
Manifesto template 2

The results of the election will be announced next week - watch this space!

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