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Eco Group / Laudato Si'



‘Laudato Si’, the second encyclical of Pope Francis, invites us to protect God's creation for future generations. It asks us to embrace lifestyle changes for our own good as well as to take care of people who are poor and are more vulnerable. Pope Francis calls for all people of the world to take swift and unified global action. 


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Our democratically elected representatives are:

Y2 - Max and Jessica

Y3- Poppy and Isobel

Y4- Hollie and Eric

Y5- Lucy and Cece

Y6- Reef and Maren

Clean Air Crew launch 

Three of our Y5/6 representatives accompanied Miss Owens to the Civic Centre for the launch of the clean air crew. They took part in an interactive quiz, made smoothies using a bike, saw electric vehicles, met exhibitors promoting solar panels and other sustainable ideas. We were fortunate enough to have a chat with the Mayor of South Ribble about our mission and received recycled pencils, seeds, bulbs and tote bags.  

Recycling at home

The group were interested to know the extent to which our families recycle at home and if there was anything we could do to promote recycling.  A questionnaire was sent to families and staff via the School Story on ClassDojo. The results were pleasing showing that many are using local initiatives such as recycling paper,cardboard, plastic and glass as part of the Council's recycling scheme. As many people did not know recycling of aersols and textiles was available, the group did some research and signposted parents to these websites: 





Fundraiser for bird food


With the development of the Peace Garden, the group were keen to attract more wildlife to our space.  As some birdboxes had been erected within the grounds, we sought a way to fund the food for them.  Miss Harvey kindly gifted us with some blank wooden keyrings.  For 50p, children could decorate them with glittery pens and helped us raised £48.50! Miss Owens then carefully selected bird food that was suitable for use in the school grounds. 

Let's get growing!

Accompanied by Miss Harvey, a small group of our Laudato Si' members joined 20 other schools at an event which aimed to get schools growing plants, trees and vegetables. They learnt about bees, fuchsia plants, orchards, and many more interesting things. We had chance to plant with and learn from lots of different people. We even tasted honey! We came away with free plants, seeds, compost and information to help in our Peace garden.