Congratulations to our new eco-committee, who are looking forward to getting stuck into some environmental projects.
For Harvest Festival, Bessemer collected non-perishable foods to donate to those in need in our local community. The donations were given to the community fridge at the Albrighton Community Centre.
This is a fantastic project run by the community centre to prevent food waste and support the local community. The centre relies on donations from the community and local businesses.
School council spent the morning volunteering at the centre, helping to organise our donations ready to for the afternoon, when the centre opens to the public.
This year we decided to run school council with a focus on sustainability and set up an Eco-Council. Children who expressed an interest in joining were asked to give a short speech in their classes and were voted in.
Our first project was to tackle waste and the amount of things we throw away at school. The eco-councillors made signs and posters to stick on the recycling bins to highlight what could we recycled and what could not. They encouraged their classes to bring in a reusable water bottle and try to limit single use plastic in lunch boxes. We then set up a pen recycling scheme, where each class would collect used pens rather than throwing away. Thanks to one of our local secondary schools, Alleyn's, who are a Terracyle recycling point, we have managed to recycle a year's worth of pens rather than sending to landfill.
In April the children participated in the Great British Spring Clean, run by Keep Britain Tidy. We went out in our local area, armed with litter pickers, gloves and bin bags and collected 6 large bin bags of rubbish from the Greendale area, leaving it a lot cleaner than it was when we arrived!
Later in the month, the children held a bake sale after school and raised £219 for Greenpeace.
Due to all the hard work and care that the eco-councillors have put in, in July 2023 we were awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag Badge, which is an amazing achievement.