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Green in the City



St John's Catholic Primary, Rotherhithe, embraces environmental issues across the curriculum.

In the London Docklands area of Rotherhithe, aeroplanes fly overhead every 30 seconds, providing pupils with a basis for understanding what this means for the environment.

Two years ago, an environmental week was greeted with such enthusiasm, that every week is now "green week".

Each year group is allocated a theme to study, such as conservation or the three Rs; recycle, reuse and reduce.

Looking after the planet is also made fun, by giving the children the opportunity to grow their own produce and take part in fashion parades, wearing clothing made from recycled materials.

Published : Jun 2010

04 mins


Primary Teacher

Whole School Issues

Primary Sustainability


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