High March girls win Bucks Recycled Clothes Show
Over the past years, in response to the growing awareness of the need to avoid waste, the school has implemented a number of recycling strategies.
The first challenge was to reduce the paper waste going to normal waste collection so green bins were placed in each classroom and the school was provided with a large paper and card recycling bin. Notices remind the staff and girls to switch off taps and lights. Plastic milk bottles are washed and recycled. Silver foil used for wrapping break time snacks is collected and recycled. Mobile phones are recycled through 'Recycle your mobile' and help to raise money for the school swimming pool fund.
The school also has a wormery and compost heap. Periodically the school is visited by the county advisors who give presentations to the girls to reinforce the message of Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle.
In 2007 Year 5 girls entered the Recyled Fashion Show held in Aylesbury for the first time. Our girls made accessories from waste items such as plastic carrier bags, cardboard and paper, fabric off cuts, broken jewellery etc. With Mrs Bissett's guidance the girls created bags, belts, hats etc which were displayed and judged in competition with other schools from around the County. We were awarded a 1st and 3rd prize.
The school regularly collects used postage stamps for charity and has supported the 2008 Blue Peter 'Disc Drive' appeal in aid of Barnados. In the future we will continue to look for new ways to help the environment.