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Eco Assembly - Reducing Waste

The children of our Eco Committee are all concerned about waste. They decided to do a presentation at a sharing assembly to try and combat the amount of waste produced by packed lunches, particularly plastic.In preparation for the assembly, the Eco Committee collected the rubbish from packed lunch boxes for one week. They looked at the different types of waste and how these could be reduced.

At the assembly the children led the presentation, with the support of Mrs Allen. They showed the parents how much waste was collected and asked them to support the school in its quest to reduce rubbish, and in particular plastic.

Ideas were given for alternatives for some food products:

  • whole apples, not pre-packed slices (Mrs Thompson is happy to slice)
  • small cubes or sticks of cheese, not cheese strings
  • reusable sandwich wrappers, not clingfilm
  • buying large pots/bags and decanting into small reusable pots/bags
  • homemade cakes and biscuits, not shop bought

The children were keen to encourage people, where possible, to dispose of some of the packaging in a more eco-friendly way. They explained that crisp packets would now be saved in school and taken to a local drop-off point for collecting by Terracycle, a company that recycles the non-recyclable. Mrs Allen finished the presentation by talking about the school values and how they link in with what the Eco committee are trying to achieve.

The eco committee would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who is supporting their quest!

Road Safety Officers

Wow, what a busy few months our road safety officers have had! Oliver, Olivia, Sophie and Tess, with a  little extra help from William,  have achieved so much road safety awareness in such a short time. We have had some great fun with PCSO Norman who helped us to deliver a very informative assembly focusing on keeping safe when we are out and about on our bikes. PCSO Norman also allowed us to use the speed camera to monitor the speed of drivers in our school area. This was very interesting and we managed to catch a few naughty speeders.

Our hard work researching and requesting the big green traffic cones outside our school has really paid off. Our grown ups are now respecting our parking rules and the area to drop off and collect is now a much safer place.

Our competitions, quizzes and posters have been a big success.  They have helped us to get our safety information across in a fun way and given the children of Ringsfield Primary the opportunity to win some great prizes!

You may have noticed that we have displayed our road safety poem around the school. We performed it in assembly, it's really catchy and easy to remember.

Ethos group

Our Prayer Space.

One of the key roles of the Ethos Committee is to look after our Prayer Space. Our Prayer Space is situated in our school entrance hall. To make the whole area more welcoming the Ethos committee changed the layout of the furnishing. They were able to create a more calming Prayer Space and provide a more prominent position for our Prayer Tree.

The Ethos Committee also set about renewing the prayers on our prayer tree. The committee discussed all the things they were thankful for at home and at school, and then included these in their own prayers. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 are involved in the Ethos Committee so the older children were able to help the younger ones to record their prayers.

Sports Committee

Our year 5 and 6 play leaders have been encouraging all children to take part in a variety of activities at lunchtimes. They run five different activities each day: they help improve skills and also have an element of personal challenge where the children can beat a personal best.

Play leaders had a meeting to come up with rules to ensure they could do an effective job which were shared with the school and displayed. They also took part in an assembly to talk to the children about playground rules and the importance of looking after equipment.

Play leaders have asked the children what they would like to do at lunchtimes and have tried to act upon any suggestions they get. As a result of this, a small football target skills training goal and footballs were purchased and used as one of the activities at lunch time.


The Sports Committee have met and discussed the following:

  • Resources for PE lessons – what we have and what we would like
  • How to promote looking after equipment – ideas included an assembly, posters, equipment monitors
  • How to improve lunchtime – ideas included doing a questionnaire, making more use of adventure trail equipment, having rotas for playing larger team games.
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