Are Schools Doing Enough?

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Are Schools Doing Enough?

I have reason to belive that my school is doing enough becase we always re-use things, always re-cycle and use solar pannals. We are part if a group called Eco Warriers and we go around helping the enviorment by planting trees, gardening and making homes for bugs.

Can you think of anything your school does?

What do you do?

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg focused_measurement
    Streatham Wells Primary School 07 Jun 2019

    Our school toys to use the least amount off paper as possible

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg focused_measurement
    Streatham Wells Primary School 07 Jun 2019

    our school try's to use the least amount off paper as possible

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg free_panda_bear
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 10 Jun 2019

    Some schools are like most who are on this website but some are not .

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg straightforward_nature
    St Gregory's Catholic Primary School C 10 Jun 2019

    to adventurous_piano,
    you have inspired me to start my own Eco Warriors group at my school
    straight_forward nature.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon
    Boutcher C of E Primary School 10 Jun 2019

    Hello @adventurous_piano!
    At Boutcher (my school), we have recently started raising money for something called a Green Screen.
    Green screens - planted fences of ivy or bamboo - have been found to have huge benefits in reducing pollution in schools and playgrounds. Other primary schools in South London have seen a decrease in nitrogen levels by 45% since the installation of the Green Screen.
    Furthermore, Outdoor air pollution from cars and other sources kills four million people every year. A recent study found children in London are growing up with smaller lungs and asthma due to toxic air pollution.
    The Mayor has kindly donated £9,000 – but for that funding to be released and given to us, we need to be able to raise £3,750. To date, we’ve raised the rounded-up amount of £2,800.
    The Green Screen will not only help stop the pollution from coming into our school, and affecting us, but keep away those nosy strangers who can’t help but take a sneaky peek at our playtimes.
    We’ve held all sorts of fundraisers; beauty raffles; cake sales; ice-lollies-on-hot-day sales and much, much more. Each has contributed to our efforts in trying to make the school a better environment.

    “It's up to all of us now to make the air our children breath better.” – I quote the statement made on the fundraising website.
    Do you think this is a worthy cause?

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  • Streatham-Wells-logo-250x250.jpg friendly_cello
    Streatham Wells Primary School 12 Jun 2019

    well they are not really helping because they use electricity witch is due to greenhouse gasses

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  • Ormiston-Rivers-logo-250x250.jpg gregarious_effort
    Ormiston Rivers Academy 12 Jun 2019

    I think it's not just up to schools to try and help climate change, I think schools also need to educate young people more on the topic too. If all schools did this, young people could be more aware of what they are doing and how it affects our planet. This would help the whole community a lot with the issues surrounding climate change. I really admire people like Greta Thunberg who are trying to stop climate change. If we all did our part, climate change wouldn't be so much of an issue.

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    Birchwood C of E Primary School 13 Jun 2019

    I think schools are doing enough. There are strict rules of no littering, bins to things. In my opinion, it the children that are making the wrong difference . They litter their snacks - including crisp packets, cereal bars and others- across the playground. This is very wrong, and i hope our school does an assembly discussing this issue.

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg resourceful_drawing
    Birchwood C of E Primary School 13 Jun 2019

    In my class we had a really deep lesson about climate change and how oxygen is getting dirtier by the second.We talked about a few ways to stop things similar like that happening some including :Floods which are caused by ice melting and pollution, animals hurt by rubish in the ocean and the ground becuase of littering And many more bad things happaning in the world right now because of you and me and everyone else you know.MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY,SAVE OUR PLANET,SAVE OUR ANIMALS,AND SAVE US!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg honorable_conclusion
    Weston Favell Academy 13 Jun 2019

    Unfortunately, I believe that our school are not doing enough to help prevent climate change. We do not have any recycling bins which is really bad. Also, the cafeteria sells lots of non-recyclable items. We really need to change.
    However, the English department is very much making aware climate change. They are making a monster out of plastic bottles and are going to caption that this is what we are creating. Also, we are going to write to our headteacher about getting recycling bins. Therefore, I believe that we are doing some things for the environment but I believe that we should do more.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC 14 Jun 2019 in reply to honorable_conclusion's comment

    Wow! This sounds like a good idea to raise awareness. Can you think of a way that the cafeteria can reduce plastic?

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_moon
    Noel Park Primary School 14 Jun 2019

    My belief is that, schools are not doing that great. This opinion is because schools don't raise that much money. This is because the way they sell an item, for example, if someone wants to buy a book at a book fair then they'll buy it, BUT, it will be dependable on the price, if its like 4.50 , which is quite expensive, they'll not buy it (In my opinion). If its like 2:50. It will be better. In my opinion I think that my school is doing something good, this is a club called ECO Club. Eco club is a club that collects recycling products and gives it to the recycling process. This is a good deed.

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg secure_hedgehog
    Noel Park Primary School 14 Jun 2019

    Schools are doing a good amount however can do more by changing the plastic cups to paper cups and do event to raise awareness to the society that climate change is very important.Instead of normal paper recycled paper would be more helpful because it brings down the levels of the amount of paper every day. We can also do things like cake sales or jumble sales which means that there would be less rubbish . In our school we have an eco club that collect recycling every day after school and that goes to the recycling unit these are some of the things that schools can do to protect the environment.

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