At South Farnborough Junior School we would like to do as much as possible to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Some initiatives we have started are:
With immediate effect, we will no longer be ordering any more single use plastic cups for use in school. The children should be bringing a named water bottle in to school with them each day which they are free to fill up from the cooled water dispensers around the school or the cold taps (which are all drinking water) in their classrooms. In the small number of cases where a child forgets their water bottle, each class will have a few reusable cups which will be washed at the end of the day.
We will no longer be laminating paper to be used in class or on display boards. Instead, if needed, we will use thicker paper or card which can be recycled after use.
As a school we regularly recycle our photocopier toners however we now have a recycling point in reception for used printer cartridges and old mobile phones, this will in turn raise funds for the school. For more information on what is accepted, please check out our fundraising page.
We are in the process of switching our paper over to an eco-friendly recycled alternative. In order to reduce the amount of paper we use, a vast majority of
home-school communication is already sent via email. Anything which needs to be sent home via a paper copy will be printed on the new recycled paper. Don't forget, copies of all letters sent home are also uploaded to the relevant letters page on our website.
Each class is represented by a Green ambassador. Come back soon for an update on what they have been up to!