Campaigning for the future…

In our assemblies today we talked about what we can do to take care of our local environment and our planet. Year 1 & 2 had great ideas for things we can all do…

  • Reusable water bottles and shopping bags
  • Don’t drop litter
  • Pick up litter (but check with an adult if it looks dirty or dangerous)
  • Say no to plastic straws
  • Use a compost bin and water butts in gardens
  • Don’t waste water
  • Save your leftovers at dinner time
  • Separate your recycling
  • Respect all wildlife

In the KS2 assembly we took things further. We watched the full speech Greta Thunberg gave at the United Nations (UN). Greta became famous at age 15 for protesting in Sweden. Recently she traveled to America and gave a well researched, passionate and persuasive speech to world leaders, demanding they do more to tackle climate change and take care of Earth for future generations.

We were all inspired to talk to our school council representatives about what we think Lawford Mead should do to make change for the better. Almost all school council ‘reps’ have been voted in now. They are ready to listen and discuss your ideas in their first meeting with Miss Abbott.

You can also leave a comment below with more ideas for school council…

2 comments on “Campaigning for the future…

  • Miss Cope says:

    Redwood discussed this at the end of the day and made some suggestions: planting trees to support the environment (Tyler), once a week picking up litter at lunch time across the Key Stages (Alice), bird food area away from the playground to make sure the birds do not hover over food on the floor (Chae) fundraising to donate to charities (Cohen), use less paper in class by using whiteboards (Megan) and finally putting up posters to raise awareness in our school and local area (Freddie).

  • Mrs Fretton says:

    Year Two think we could get a compost bin to put our fruit and vegetable waste in, instead of throwing it in the bins. Also we think classes could take turns to pick safe rubbish up in our local area. We would like more recycling bins in different places around the school to continue our recycling of plastic and have tap monitors in classes to monitor all taps being turned of in the toilets (as sometimes they are left on).


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