Green Day 2017 - Wednesday 7th June
A big thank you to everybody for their efforts on Green Day, especially the super Eco Team!
We managed to raise around £400 from our mufti collection, cut our energy use by 60% in the 'No Power Hour' and enjoyed a sunny assembly on the playground at the end of the day. Keep your eyes peeled for some photographs from the day on the website, in the newsletter and in July's edition of 'About Thames Ditton'.
If you forgot your £1 donation for the mufti, please bring it in as soon as you can.
Sustainability at TDJS
Sustainability and being ‘eco’ is becoming an increasing focus at Thames Ditton Junior School, as the need to be more environmental friendly becomes more important. To make sure we are playing our part, we have a committee of children (two from each class) who take an active lead in our work and initiatives.
Along with Mr Pearce and Miss Vary, our current Eco Committee is made up of:
Year 3 – Amelie CB, Lukas M, Olivia B, Ewan M, Molly V and Zac R
Year 4 – Poppy L, George W, Daisy B, Ben B, Zara W, Oscar S, Poppy BS and Briony S
Year 5 – Poppy P, Jack S, Danny M, Surina S, Jess B and Seb S
Year 6 – Ella B, Max V, Emi P, Ben S, Grace P, John B, Jacques C, Andrew R and Felicity H
All of the members are part of the committee for at least half an academic year.
The committee meet at least once a month to discuss their ideas, monitor how the school is using energy and its resources, looking at current news stories about the environment and taking part in initiatives in our local area and nationally. Away from these meetings, children feedback to their classes, encourage their peers to take an active interest and promote their ‘green’ mentality throughout the school and the community.
In 2016, our school’s ‘Eco Code’ was updated for the second time. The pledge is shared with all staff and students to try and promote a consistent approach to our effort across the school.
Reuse, recycle and remember our Eco Code. We all agree to...
- put our rubbish in the correct bins.
- walk to school when we can.
- look after our environment.
- use resources wisely and carefully.
- save electricity and water whenever we can.
- remember that this is everyone's responsibility.
What can you do at home?
Being ‘green’ doesn’t stop when you leave the school; it is important to play your part when you are at home too! Here are some ideas for you to think about:
Help sort out the recycling in your home.
Remember to turn off lights and taps when they are not being used.
Encourage your family to walk more, especially on local journeys.
Eating all of your dinner; remember food waste isn’t very green!
Buy energy efficient products, such as light bulbs.
Make sure you don’t drop litter at home or when out and about.
Talk with your parents about being more environmentally friendly.