Plastic Pollution Awareness at St Michael's Prep, Otford

St Michael's Prep School | 7 Dec 2018 | Featured Story
Following a suggestion from swimming teachers Helen Dudman and Jacquie Carr, St Michael’s Prep School Year 7 pupils have just experienced how it feels to swim amongst rubbish.
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In a bid to promote awareness to students, our beautiful was pool was filled with rubbish. We surrounded swimmers with plastics, papers, tins etc. and the pool surround was used, by way of posters, to illustrate the environmental cost to both animals and people. Christmas is the perfect time for us all to play our part in recycling.

Everyone at St Michael’s cares deeply about the need to improve our care of the environment in the same way as we take care of our pool.

The children were asked to consider doing the following:

• Recycle rubbish particularly plastic where ever you can

• Encourage others to think before disposing of waste

• Reduce our usage of papers, plastic and other waste

• Think about the effect our rubbish has on both animals and the environment

Question we asked ourselves: What do we think will happen to the world if we don’t change our ways?

Mrs Aisher, Headteacher, said “Environmental awareness is at the heart of nearly everything we do at St Michael’s, from our environmentally-friendly Pre-Prep building to our daily recycling and teaching the children from Nursery how important it is to care for our gardens and wildlife. Many of our Homework Challenge projects have seen a focus on how to care for the environment and I’m delighted with the initiatives shown by both pupils and staff to promote deeper engagement with the need to care for our world.”

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About St Michael's Prep School

St Michael's Prep School is a co-educational IAPS school for pupils aged 2-13, set in 90 acres of stunning grounds in the Kent countryside near Sevenoaks.  

“Yes, the grounds and facilities are beautiful, but it’s not just that; there’s a kindness, interest and a genuine love of children too; that beats even the glorious setting” (parent)

“It looks really exclusive but it’s really inclusive. They cater for every kind of child; it’s brilliant for families with children who are very different” (parent)


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