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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.

RoadSafetyMatters

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.

Power Patrol

This new energy game focuses on switching off the lights and avoiding hazards. Answer questions about energy to get extra points!

Switch Off Fortnight!

 

Switch of fortnight is an event held by POD/EDF energy which reminds people to switch off their lights and save energy. In 2012 the children of Broadmead primary school said that “The eco monitors felt very important not only checking the rooms for lights being left on but catching any teachers out!”

By Maddie

Eco Points to be announced this week!

This term we have started an Eco warrior group where we look after the environment keep it healthy and environmentally friendly. Among ourselves we have decided to start a 6 point system which is effectively where a few Eco warriors go round in their spare time and check if the have got maybe  (e.g.) their lights turned off or their interactive whiteboard is turned off…(etc) If they are in this present state then we will give a (red,purple,blue and green) bottle top to their class. As many of you know we have been collecting these coloured bottle top for this purpose, if you are not aware of this please do send us as many as possible. THANK YOU!!!!!!

At the end of the year there will be a count of how many bottle tops each class have and the class that have the most will get some kind of prize. Please ask any Eco Warriors or Mr.Boynes for any more details. We hope you enjoy our blog.

By Flavia