Addingham Primary School

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Eco Committee

We have been awarded the Eco-Schools Bronze Award for our work!

Eco-committee Home learning. 

Our Year 2 class have been doing a recycling audit while they have been learning from home. One family has even started getting glass milk bottles delivered that can be reused rather than plastic bottles that will need recycling. 

Year 3 Home learning. 

The year 3 children had the challenge to create something recycled in line with their learning of the text 'Just one plastic bag' and it tied in well with 'Earth day'. Take a look at a couple of their creations. 

Plastic Free Schools

As an eco - committee we are currently working in conjunction with surfers Against Sewage with an aim to be a plastic free school. We have been very busy with this and attached below is an update of the work that we have been doing as part of our committee. 


As part of this our Eco Leader, Mr Duxbury is also attending the local village Plastic reduction meetings and reporting back the work we are doing. We are currently in the process of beginning a joint venture with them with the aim of reducing the entire villages plastic usage! Watch this space for more news!

                            Coffee Pod Recycling                          

Sadly, no matter how tasty they are, many coffee pods and capsules are not widely recycled.


we are very pleased to announce that we are now a coffee pod recycling collection point. If you have any Kencol, Tassimo or L'or coffee capsules these can now be brought to the front office or the Year 2 classroom to be collected and they will  collected and sent off to a national terra-cycle scheme to help reduce this ever growing waste plastic source. 


Below is a full list of the products that we can collect.


Our school kitchen is committed to reducing the waste that we produce. Along with the eco committee, in the kitchen we are working hard to recycle all tins and packaging that we use. We have helped reduce the wast all together by using large tubs of ice cream and where possible using less individually packaged produce. We no longer serve cup cakes with individual bun wrappers instead large cakes are made that can be cut up and served individually to reduce the amount of waste that is created.  


Please find attached the guidance that is given by Surfers against Sewage if you would like to begin your journey to be a plastic free home!

Green Day

As part of our work towards becoming a Plastic free school we ran our very own green day, where not only did we have a day without any plastic, we also had a plastic bottle amnesty and turned it into a piece of art. We also conducted our very own litter pick around our grounds and then challenged the companies whose produce wrappers we found to find out what they were doing to help reduce their plastic waste. Our Year 5's then wrote to our MP John Grogan with the intention of finding out what he was doing to help reduce plastic waste in our area, and he replied! 

Below is a collection of images and documents from the day to show exactly what we did and what we found.