Year 5 tackle the plastic problem...

In Geography, Year 5 have been learning about the much publicised issue of plastics in the world’s oceans. Following research and considerable discussion of action that should be taken, the children have written to Michael Gove, Shadow Environment Minister Sue Hayman and Chislehurst MP Bob Neil. In a very mature style, they set out their thoughts of the government’s twenty-five year plastics plan and made their own recommendations to tackle the problem. We eagerly await their replies. As part of this topic, the children have asked to create a West Lodge Plastics Action Plan and will be putting forward practical suggestions to the school council. 


Whilst referring to the school council, we are pleased to be able to advise you that the children’s proposal for a traversing wall has been agreed. Following research by the children into possible designs we can confirm that a traversing wall, kindly funded by the Parents’ Association, will be installed at the start of the Easter holiday. This is a good example of democracy in action!