Girls Celebrate #GoGreenWeek


 

Girls are enjoying magnificent adventures for #GoGreenWeek!

The entire school is supporting this initiative to bring environmental issues, health and well-being to the forefront of everything we do. We believe that when we care for our planet in a more sustainable way it will not only help our environment but will also improve our health and well-being.

Junior girls kicked off the week as a new Thinking Adventure with an Assembly on looking after the oceans and reducing plastic use. Girls in Pre-School and Junior School have worked in their Houses to plan their projects where each House will produce two pieces of work (including 2D or 3D artwork, dance, music, story, film, animation, etc) which they feel celebrate the theme.

Their Thinking Adventure will culminate on Friday with a Go Green Fun Day with a dress up day and junk percussion performance for families at 3.30pm.

Senior girls have been consciously bringing reusable water bottles into school (avoiding the need for single-use plastic water bottles) and supporting Oxfam’s Second-Hand September. Monday’s planned Pudding Picnic was postponed to Tuesday, due to inclement weather, but the rain failed to dampen spirits as a new Eco-club was launched. Tuesday’s picnic was a very enjoyable affair, with girls bringing in puddings that were locally sourced, fairtrade or home made.

It began with a rather good omen of a young hedgehog visiting the College lawns. College girls rehomed ‘Smores’ (their name for the plucky urchin) in the soft dirt (ideal for digging up worms) by the Lindley Murray summerhouse.  As the weather turns colder we wish Smores a happy hibernation!

Meanwhile, Year 3 & 4 girls made actual smores in the woods and showed their new classmates their favourite spots to play.

On Wednesday and Thursday the Junior School took in donations of old uniforms for recycling. Senior School recycling on Wednesday brought in batteries and bottle top recycling to encourage an ethos of reducing, reusing, refusing, repairing and recycling.

Senior School girls have a new Eco Club and are thinking about their recycled / reused Dress Up Day challenge for Friday.

Pre-School children have also joined in with the Thinking Adventure fun. Children have created brilliant animations about different creatures which live in our seas and oceans.