Gold Medal for Waste Week

Gold Medal

Thank you to everyone who brought in unwanted textiles during Waste Week. We managed to save 320kg of textiles from going into a landfill. That’s 1504kg of CO2. All our efforts paid off, as we won a gold medal for Waste Week. We also got over 12000 points for new science equipment!


Thank you Parents

Bags all full! More bags

Thank you so much for all the bags of old textiles you brought to school today! We had so many that the special sacks we were given were soon over flowing. We had to put all the extra bags in the gym. I can’t wait to find out how many points we get for all your clothes. Now the bags will be collected and weighed and next week we will know the results. New Science equipment here we come!

Waste Tips for the home

Here are a few tips to help you Reduce, Recycle and Reuse at home. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Tips from the Pod

Here are some recipes you can try at home for leftover lunches.Recipes to try at home

Collection Day is Friday!

The Eco-Council setting up collection

I hope that the Spring Cleaning is going well and that you have found lots of unwanted textiles. Remember we need:


bed linen



paired shoes




All items must be clean and dry. Please can you tie the pairs of shoes together by the laces or with an elastic band. Place all items together in the given plastic sack or any plastic bag and send to school on Friday morning. Hopefully we will get lots of new science equipment in exchange for your unwanted clothes. ( Sorry we can’t accept pillows, duvets, sleeping bags and bric a brac.)

Take the Waste Week Pledge

Start thinking about the waste you produce at home and take the pledge! By simply saying that your house commits to reduce, reuse and recycle you could win a Nexus 7 tablet computer, family science kits or tickets on the London Eye. So click on here! Some lucky Abbey Children won solar-powered torches when they took the energy pledge last term.

Waste Week

This week is Waste Week!

Waste Week Assembly

This week is Waste Week at Abbey! The Eco-council are trying to get everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle! They started off in assembly this morning telling the Year 1 and Year 2 children all about waste and what we can recycle at school and at home. Did you know that we recycle paper, card, plastic, pens, old printer ink cartridges and cell phones at Abbey! For this week and this week only we will also be recycling textiles! So have a good Spring clean at home and collect together all your unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, sandles and trainers. (clean and dry items only please) Put them all in a plastic back and bring them to school on Friday morning. That’s Friday the 15 March! The more we collect the more new science equipment we will get!