Crisp Packet Project – up-date
We are really pleased to report that, during June, we filled four large bags with crisp packets! We want to say a big ‘thank you’ to the Global Gang, who are making sure that the crisp packets are collected in and cleaned before being taken to the main recycling point in the school. The second lot of crisp packets have now been delivered to our local recycling hub on St. Mary’s Island.
Gina, who runs the local hub, is amazed at the effort we are all putting into the project and sends her thanks. Since our last delivery (in April) the hub has sent out the following (all made from recycled crisp packets):
11 survival bags (including a blanket - 750 s
30 blankets -1320 s
15 dog beds - approx 600 s
2 bivy bags - approx 300 s
Gina says, “These were delivered to three different homeless organisations, two in Medway and one in Surrey. Without your support we would not be able to supply these organisations with the items to give out to the service users in their communities.”
It’s really exciting to know that OUR crisp packets have been used to help vulnerable people in our community, and beyond.
Please continue to put your empty crisp packets in your year group bin at lunchtimes – and remember, you can bring in your empty, clean crisp packets from home, too.
School Council - The photograph below shows the new School Council for 2019-20. We had a democratic election, with all the classes in KS2 voting for council members for all classes in the school. We have elected positions such as: Chairperson – Kayleigh, Secretary – Mya and Treasurer – Penny. We are very proud about being members of the School Council and we have lots of ideas for school projects over the year.
The first project we are involved in is the Clean Air Monitoring Project. The school is taking part in this project to monitor the quality of the air in the school grounds. Two tube-holders have been placed in outdoor areas of the school, one near the road and the other near the field. In November we will be sent the first tubes to place in the holders. After that, each month we will send the tubes to the laboratory for testing and put a new set of tubes in the holders.
It’s exciting being part of the project and we will let you know more soon.
Penny and Bonnie
The School Council did an assembly on Wednesday about clean air. The first part of the assembly told the school about what affects our air, for example: vehicles and petrol stations. The second group talked about the Air Quality Project where we will be monitoring the quality of the air on the school grounds. Finally, the last team talked about the Green School Awards, which we want to achieve for the school. This is about making the school an environmentally-friendly place to be. We will be choosing a whole-school project to work on to achieve this award later in the year.
Jessica and Charlotte
Children in Need Day – Friday, 15th November 2019 – The School Council organised a vote throughout the school for children to choose how to dress on Children in Need Day. The options were: pyjamas, ‘normal’ clothes (including something yellow) or multi-coloured clothes. Most children voted for pyjamas so, for a donation, your child can wear suitable pyjamas/onesies to school that day. More details to follow. All you need to do is click on the link below and your donation can be sent directly to BBC Children in Need via Parentpay – https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Uniform/Default.aspx?shopid=980.
Air Monitoring Project - As you already know, Miers Court’s School Council are leading a project on clean air. On the 6th of November we placed our first two tubes in the School grounds. In one month’s time we will take them down and then send both of the tubes to the laboratory. We will then view the results to test the quality of our air and how clean our air is. Next month they will send us new tubes to continue monitoring our air at Miers Court.
Air Monitoring Project … up-date - On Thursday, we replaced the two air monitoring tubes for the first time. The tubes that had been in place for a month have been sent away to the laboratory to be analysed and we have put two new tubes in their place.
In a few months’ time, the laboratory will be in touch with us to send us data about the quality of our air. We will keep you up-to-date with the project.