Story by Daniel Marsh
Oasis Academy Fir Vale held a week of events aimed at recycling and litter awareness for pupils, staff, and parents.
The events took place from 3rd February until 7th February in co-operation with the Sheffield Community Investment Deal, Amey a company responsible for removing waste in Sheffield, and the Eden Project, a local Christian community group.
Agnieszka Freeman, Parent Partnership Lead at Oasis Academy Fir Vale, commented on the week saying:
“Children have really enjoyed this year’s environment week, they learnt about the importance of recycling and had a chance to reflect on how to look after the area they live within.
“We hope that this week’s learning will make them more aware of the effects of littering and make them proud to be a part of Page Hall community.”
This is the second event that the academy has completed to raise awareness of litter in the local area. Amey ran a litter awareness assembly, and the Eden Project shared a story from the bible that is linked to looking after the world.
Tuesday saw all pupils take part in an Amey competition to design a poster about not dropping litter with the winners artwork turned into a sticker to be displayed on all community bins around Page Hall.
On Wednesday, pupils in Year 5 and 6 welcomed a visit from an Outreach Officer at Veolia about sorting recyclables, with Year 3 and 4 pupils meeting local street wardens to talk about fly tipping and littering.