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Road Safety Matters

The Travel Plan group, in association with the Eco Warriors have been looking for ways to make the roads around our school safer and more inviting for those who wish to make travel sustainable.

We have just done a traffic survey which gives us some useful data on what type of traffic passes our school gates at different times of the day.

Below is a link to some information for parents and children on how to use the roads safely.

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ECO DAY- September 17th

As a school we had an Eco Day on the 17th of September. We tried to do our best to save as much energy as we could on that day. The lights stayed off, we didn’t use computers and tried to conserve energy by keeping windows closed and switching off unnecessary equipment.

The results have now been collated by the number-crunchers at Eco Towers. We measured the electricity usage for the two weeks surrounding the date and the average amount of electricity used in a day was:

758 Kilowatts per hour

Then we compared it to our Eco Day when our usage was:

486 Kilowatts per hour

This represents an excellent reduction of 36% and shows how we can make a difference if we all work together to reduce energy waste. Watch this space for the next Eco Day when we can try to beat this reduction.

Eco Warriors receive their new badges

Today the new crop of Eco warriors recieved their badges to show that they are part of the group.

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The badge is a reminder to them that they have a responsibility to inspire their class in all things Eco and work together to fulfill the aims of the group.

Here’s to a new year of the Eco Warriors at Holme Grange!

The Greenhouse Effect

This is a great video from YPTE (The Young People’s Trust for the Environment). It really clearly explains the process that is warming our planet.

There is a link to their website at the left-hand side of this page. Just click on YPTE to view some more informative videos.