On Thursday 28th April we celebrated World Earth Day at Westfields. To develop our children’s understanding of the importance of protecting our planet, each year group had the opportunity to focus on a specific environmental concern:

Litter in Year 3

Plastic Pollution in Year 4

Food Waste in Year 5

Clothing Waste in Year 6

Working collaboratively in small groups, the children designed an invention, scheme or marketing campaign to reduce the problem and presented their idea to their class.  All pupils democratically voted for the best idea and the chosen group from each class will present their work in a special assembly next week during which one group will be crowned Westfields’ Sustainability Champions!

As part of the creative extended curriculum opportunity, in the afternoon, classes also created works of art from rubbish which look absolutely amazing! In addition to this as part of our World Earth Day celebrations (and following Mrs Wilson’s plea for donations,) over the course of the day, all children were able to take a book from our pop up shop which was set up in the hall with an amazing selection of books.  This initiative not only promoted reading and books, but recycling and reusing items!

 It was a wonderful day and reminded us all to make sustainable choices.