At Ilmington, we are very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful farmland, an abundance of wildlife and leafy lanes. We do not take this for granted.
Children at Ilmington learn about their responsibilities towards their environment inside of school, in the wider community and the natural world. Science and Geography lessons highlight the challenges faced by climate change, natural resource depletion, pollution, habitat loss and the impact of humans on our environment. Our environment is precious and we recognise the importance of celebrating it and protecting it.
The Eco-Committee choose environmental causes the school supports and in 2018-19 Ilmington took part in the Duracell Big Battery Hunt! We collected over 1,000 batteries to be recycled. The Eco-Committee presented their ideas in a whole school assembly and organised the delivery of the recycling battery 'bin' and all the collection boxes for the children.
We are still collecting batteries, which can be deposited in the 'Big Battery' outside the office and will continue to be collected and recycled all year round.
Ilmington aims to recycle all paper and send correspondence via email to cut down on paper use. We sort our waste, have a clothing bank onsite, encourage parents to donate and purchase pre-owned uniform and encourage as many children as possible to walk or 'scoot' to school instead of using the car.
We believe in doing 'our bit' and in going to extra mile to support charities and initiatives, (chosen by the children) to highlight environmental causes.
The next Eco-Committee meeting is coming-up and our new campaign will be announced at the beginning of October.