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Dear Parents/Carers,

We are excited to share with you that, on Friday 20th September, we will be holding an ‘Eco Day’ for the whole school.

We have chosen this date to coincide with the global strikes and marches planned to highlight the need for action on Climate Change.

Throughout the day, we will be exploring what Climate Change is and what we could do as individuals and a school to help.

No Electricity!

We will be having a ‘Big switch off’ turning off electricity within the school, teachers will not be using their computers and the kitchen will provide a cold sandwich option for lunchtimes.

Non Uniform

Children are welcome to come in non-uniform, ideally in something green, or with an old t-shirt which they can put a slogan on.  Please don’t purchase anything new, the day is about reducing waste, reusing products, and helping our planet!  We will be collecting donations in the morning raising money for the ‘Climate Coalition’ charity.

Coleham Cares Climate March

 We will also be holding a whole school march at 10.40am on the day so that children can experience the feeling of campaigning for what they believe in. We will be marching around the school building so you’ll be able to see and hear it from outside the grounds; please do come down to the school railings and support us if you’re able to.  If children would like to make any banners, placards or signs for the march over the weekend, we would welcome this - there are lots of ideas for children’s protest banners on websites such as Greenpeace.

MP Letters

All children will be writing a letter to our local MP with their personal request on climate change and saving our planet. These will be printed (on recycled paper!) and put as bunting around the school railings for you to see.  A pack containing all of them will also be delivered to the MP.

We are hugely heartened by the passion already shown from many of our pupils on this important subject; they are already playing an important part in helping Coleham School become more environmentally conscious and we look forward to developing this throughout the academic year.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Howson (Eco Council Lead)