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Go Green Day
Dress up in green and take part to help protect rainforests on Go Green Day, our national day of action.
LLANGORSE SCHOOL ENTERPRISE PROJECT
Size of Wales visited Llangorse Primary School, to run a workshop on tropical forests and climate change. Following Nigel’s visit the eco committee decided they wanted to raise funds to help Size of Wales protect tropical forests because ‘climate change is important’ and ‘Nigel was fun’. They were concerned about animal habitats disappearing and that there are ‘species scientists haven’t even found yet’.
The headteacher gave each of the 85 junior pupils £2 to take part in an enterprise project out of school hours. Each pupil wrote a business plan, taking into account costs and predicted sales. Their creative ideas ranged from washing cars and sponsored walks to making cakes, bookmarks and pencil cases.
HOW MUCH DID THEY RAISE?
At the end of the allotted time, £2 was returned and the profits were counted by the eco club. Pupils had raised an amazing £1,678.05! Even better, the amount will be doubled by our funders to bring it up to £3,356.10, enabling us to help protect even more tropical forests.
THANK YOU LLANGORSE SCHOOL!
by Alison Underhill, Ysgol Dôlafon
In July 2017 Nigel Little visited Ysgol Dôlafon. The Foundation Phase children learnt about the plight of the Forest Elephant and KS2 explored the issue of Climate Change. Nigel also met with our Eco committee. As a result of Nigel’s visit the children and staff decided to take part in a day of action in October.
Years 2 and 3 designed posters to advertise the event and on Friday 13th October we celebrated ‘Go Green Day’ raising £94.89 for the Size of Wales projects. Staff and children dressed up in green and some of us had weird and wacky hair! Our Three Year Old setting children also joined in the fun playing with green playdough, eating green apples and drinking tropical drinks at snack time.
Children and staff created a trail from a map of Wales by the main door, along the corridors to the ‘rainforest’. The children were asked to bring in coins and they stuck them on the trail to see if we could reach the ‘rainforest’. We did! The previous day all the children were involved in making green themed cakes, jelly and fruit kebabs. We sold them at playtime to raise more money. Green nail varnish painting for 20p added even more.
KS2 children made a Minecraft Dirt Block cake. They copied the recipe and made up their own instructions. They also made spreadsheets comparing prices of the ingredients in different supermarkets. Year 1 children did Forest Elephant Maths and made a block graph using a data handling programme. Reception children followed instructions to make Forest Elephant biscuits. All Foundation Phase children thoroughly enjoyed playing the ‘Monkeys and Lemurs’ game learning about the effects of deforestation.
The day was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. However, the best bit was knowing that Ysgol Dôlafon is helping to make a difference.
Robin Holmes was in Year 2 at St John the Baptist primary school in Pebmarsh, Essex, when he read ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Wild’, written by Ian Whybrow. The book is about a small boy raising money to save endangered animals and Robin decided he wanted to raise money to save rainforests.
His internet research led him to Size of Wales and he chose to donate the money to us. Robin made a poster to invite pupils to take part in a Non Uniform day in school and he persuaded his classmates and parents to bake cakes to sell. The day was a huge success and he raised an amazing £180! This was doubled by our funders to make a huge £360 to help protect rainforests. Thank you Robin!!