Eco Committee turns a new (green) leaf.

Did you know that a typical primary school student produces over 45 kg of waste paper per pupil each academic year?

At The Mead, we have launched an eco committee to address waste and recycling and implement new ways to become more sustainable. The committee meets every week and develops strategies to make a difference. We are committed to educating the children and doing our bit to lower our carbon footprint.

The committee has already started the term with a bang. Representatives are visiting all the classrooms and offices in the school to collect recyclables. They introduce methods to make the school more eco-friendly, such as displaying posters on saving paper. The children designed their badges to wear and voted for a winner. Stay tuned to see the badges in action!

This term, the children have been tackling the threat of rubbish polluting the oceans. They designed their ‘sea bin’ with diagrams and considered the mechanics of filtering debris and making oceans cleaner and safer. Each child presented their design to the committee and considered other ways of cleaning up the sea. They have all made a prototype and the committee will vote for a winner and make the full sea bin.

See further how The Seabins Project is helping to clean up the oceans.