Recycling and Environmental Issues

Briary is an Eco-School with Green Flag Status. We take these issues very seriously. Our school roof has solar panels all across it!

We encourage the children to develop an awareness of environmental issues, through action as well as thought and attitude. We have produced a plan to show how we will improve the school grounds, as a teaching resource and recreation area. We organise Action Days when parents and friends can join staff in carrying out small improvement projects.

As part of our policy of encouraging care for the environment, we recycle our own waste paper, card and plastic. We also collect the following:-

Used postage stamps
Empty drink cans

Cans are sold and all money raised is used for improvements.

We also collect all vouchers issued from time to time by supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s, various newspapers and food manufacturers. These are exchanged for such things as computer hardware, PE equipment and books.

Briary School’s ‘Eco-Club’ has now been running for several years. During this time the children have embarked on a number of ideas aimed at reducing the amount of waste produced.

Briary Primary School Eco-Plan September 2015

We at Briary Primary School aim to reduce the amount of waste we produce and energy we use by taking the following steps:

  • Computer monitors to be switched off when not being used.
  • Computers and printers shut down at the end of the day and not started until required.
  • Promote use of power on/off mode on teacher computer to control all computers in ICT suite.
  • Turn projectors off when not in use.
  • Continue to promote turning off  lights.
  • Promote shutting of doors and windows to maintain heat.
  • Promote the careful use of water by only half filling water bottles and watering plants with unwanted water.
  • Monitor school temperature and maintain as close to 20 degrees Centigrade as possible
  • Monitor the production of the solar panels 
  • Continue to reduce paper waste
  • Continue to reduce food waste
  • Recycle school uniform, crisp packets, cans, stamps, plastic bottles, paper fruit waste.
  • Use unused building materials for school maintenance.
  • Forward second hand/ lost property clothing to charity.
  • Make a general request for and use old tea towels/cloths to clean and dry up after art instead of paper towels.
  • Reduce the amount of paper school has to buy.
  • Ensure school grounds are litter free.
  • Maintain garden area
  • Maintain/ cultivate the  pond area
  • Promote healthy living / eating in school through the curriculum
  • Increase of school meal uptake
  • Raise awareness of healthy packed lunches.
  • Investigate ways of including wake up and shake up into breaktimes.

Recycle the following items:

  • paper
  • cans
  • school uniform
  • printer ink cartridges
  • mobile phones
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