At Easterside Academy our Eco Warriors are two children representing each class (Year 2 upwards) in the school.
They work hard to ensure that we continue to achieve the Eco School award ‘Green Flag’.
This involves continuing to achieve various goals such as composting, recycling, and saving energy.
Meet Our Eco Warriors
Rio, Michael, Imrah, Megan, Ruby, Lewis and Lexie.
Ethan, Lewis, Joshua, Gabriella and Ollie.
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Hear from our school Eco-Warriors below!
World Ocean Day
As a school we have been celebrating ‘World Ocean Day’ by raising the awareness of the importance of the oceans.
Chanel: The Ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate; feeds millions of people every year; produces oxygen; is the home to an incredible array of wildlife; provides us with important medicines and so much more!
Leah: In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s important that we take responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.
Bethany: As you can see the oceans are truly magnificent and it is our job to take care of them. This year the theme is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a serious threat because it degrades very slowly, polluting waterways for a very long time. In addition, plastic pollution impacts the health of aquatic animals because they mistake the plastic for food.
Aaron: An estimated 80% of the plastic waste in the ocean comes from people on land – carried out to the ocean by rivers, streams, and the wind. Plastic trash chokes and kills animals like sea turtles, whales and sea birds. Plastics floating in the ocean are ‘sponges’ for concentrated toxins.
Jessica: The problem is serious, but solvable.
The solution starts with you!
Reducing the plastic we use and discard is the first step to stopping this. Together we can have a positive impact, reducing the amount of plastic trash in our seas.
As a school we have made promises to help save our oceans. These are displayed in school as a reminder.