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Our project will happen across the two schools in the River hill federation . We aim to: > reduce plastic consumption and increase recycling >reduce pollution and its effects on the school grounds and in the immediate surrounding area. To start our project both schools will have a training day on sustainable schools and lessons will be planned on the effects of plastic on the environment and the effects of air pollution on our health. Children will have the opportunity to : >scientifically test the air in their playgrounds and outside their schools > work with local charities to clean up the river banks and the park in their local communities. > help to raise awareness in their families and their local community which will change attitudes and behaviours. >Have recycling facilities on the school premises to bring plastics from home >visit the Southwark recycling centre >run their own campaign to reduce pollution outside of their school >work with local artists using recyclables
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project is about raising awareness and changing attitudes and behaviour. This is a great idea because we are educating the next generation to be more aware of the effects of plastics and pollution on their environment and their health. It will help to improve the local environment and make children's journeys to school and their time in school healthier and safer .
Steps to get it done:
Many of the children in the River Hill federation , particularly in the Rotherhithe site live in over crowded accommodation. Opportunities to recycle are very limited and so we aim to make the school somewhere that sets an example for good practice in sustainability but also provides somewhere for families to take their recycling. This is the just the start of a project that will gain its own momentum, as there are so many possibilities for the sustainability of this project.
About the space
The Rotherhithe area is rich and diverse. Our schools has 42 languages spoken and our families come from all over the world. The area also has high levels of depravavtion , including pocerty, poor and overcrowded housing and issues such as mental health drugs and crime.
London Borough of Southwark
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