Story by Kevin Stapleton | Photo courtesy of Oasis Academy Fir Vale
Oasis Academy Fir Vale held a week of events for pupils, staff and parents to raise awareness of recycling, picking up litter and working with the local council and Amey, the litter removal company in Sheffield.
Working with the Sheffield Community Investment Deal and Amey the school ran assemblies and events across the week between 26th April and 3rd May.
Children (and parents!) were provided information about the benefits of recycling, bin collection calendars and the correct usage of different coloured bins. Pupils were educated about the impact of litter and then did a litter pick around the local area, liaising with Amey.
After collecting their rubbish, the pupils did some work around litter and recycling, using recyclable materials. Finally, the school invited the children’s families to an assembly showing what the pupils had recently learnt. They had created an in-house display board which will give weekly information as to which bin to put out prior to local collections on Fridays.
Y4 children received the Golden Litter Picker award and a certificate for taking part in a successful litter pick around and within the school.