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Environmental Club

This year, as part of learning about the Sustainable Development Goals as part of our Curriculum, some Year 6 pupils have formed an environmental team. We are going to be working on various projects.



Current Projects

Macmillan Cancer Support



Thank you everyone!!


675 tubs collected = £54.00 for 



Throughout January, we collected chocolate tubs which we then took to a local Greene King pub. They then took them to a recycling plant where they received 8p per tub.  Greene King donated all of the money they received to Macmillan Cancer Support.


Our Environment Team launched this project by visiting each class to tell them about it, writing a letter to parents and collecting the tubs from each class every Wednesday, in January. We then stacked and packed all of the tubs ready to be delivered to a local Greene King pub.


We kept a record of how many tubs each class collected and the class which collected the most won a prize … a (full) tub of chocolates!


In total, Dudley Wood Primary School collected 675 tubs!  Which means that is 675 tubs not going in a landfill and £54.00 has been donated to Macmillan Cancer Charity.


Class 1RH collected the most tubs with an amazing 144!





Litter Picking

The Y6 Environment Team have organised a Litter Picking Team.  They work in pairs and small groups and create a rota to collect litter from around school.


Ultimately, the team hope that they won’t be needed as everyone should look after our school and put litter in a bin.



Did you know …?

  • Cleaning up litter from the streets of Britain costs taxpayers around £500 million. That does not include the amount it costs to clean up parks and other public spaces.
  • Almost 48% of people admit to dropping litter.
  • The amount of litter dropped each year in the UK has increased by a massive 500% since the 1960s.
  • 7 out of every 10 items of discarded litter is food packaging or wrappers.
  • Around 122 tons of cigarette butts and cigarette-related litter is dropped every day across the UK.
  • 1.3m pieces of rubbish are dropped on UK roads every weekend. 1/3 of motorists admit to littering while they are driving.
  • The rat population has increased to 60 million due to the increasing amounts of litter.



All types of litter take time to degrade, so the ideal thing is not to drop it in the first place. Here is the average time it takes for some commonly discarded litter to decompose.

  • Orange peel and banana skins - up to 2 years
  • Cigarette butts - up to 2 years
  • Plastic bags -10-20 years
  • Tin cans - 50 years
  • Aluminium cans - 80-100 years
  • Plastic bottles – they can last forever
  • Glass – does not degrade



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