CST celebrates Earth Day

CST schools celebrated Earth Day on the 22nd April with the theme 'Planet vs Plastic.' A range of activities and assemblies took place across all our schools. 

Cathedral Primary School had a whole school assembly to launch the Energy Sparks energy monitoring tool. They also had a visit and energy audit with members of the Green Team and Nikki from Energy Sparks. Their ‘wear something green’ day raised around £400 for the school to spend on eco-initiatives - they are hoping to buy some planters.

Each class chose an Earth day related activity for the afternoon - there was bunting, a poster competition, lots of sunflower seed planting and Year 4 helped to weed and tidy up the garden area.

Victoria Park Primary School had a whole school assembly hosted by the Green Team. The whole school wore blue, green or an animal outfit to mark the day. Each year group covered a different topic, for example year 1 looked at hedgehogs. They had a visitor from Hedgehog rescue, made hedgehog leaflets for the neighbourhood and made clay hedgehogs in the kiln. 

St Werburgh's Primary School also had a whole school assembly about the book 'Dear Earth' and had class assemblies focusing on children’s rights to a clean environment.

At Bristol Cathedral Choir School there was lunchtime showings of the film 'The Plastic Ocean'. Years 7 and 8 had guided reading on plastic pollution from the Earth Science journal for kids. The Geography department had a plastic footprint lesson - everything the students used today that was made of plastic was turned into a footprint.