Westbury Leigh Primary wants to make a difference.

As part of World Environmental Day all children in our school joined together in a big project to think about our use of plastic. Eco club started the day with an assembly which shared facts about the growing problem of using single use plastics. These plastics include plastic water and fizzy drink bottles, plastic straws, plastic cups and plastic bags. We found out that plastic easily gets washed out into the sea and has a dramatic impact on wildlife. In 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic bottles in the sea than fish. This is something that made many of the pupils sad. “If we have no fish, the sea will lose all of its colours.” We want to make a change.

The World Environmental Committee has asked everyone to reduce, reuse, recycle or refuse our use of plastic. We found how we can help by buying reusable cups and bottles, paper straws and reusable bags.

To help remind us of the amazing fish in the sea we made our own.

We love fish not plastic.

Key Stage 2 parents are invited in to see the exhibition on Monday 2nd July at 3:10pm.

Science Week at Bath Uni

The year 6s finished off their hard week (lots of SATs practise) with a trip to Bath University to explore STEM in all its glory. There was a huge exhibition in The Edge Arts Centre with stalls showcasing science in different ways. Showcasing things like VR experiences, creepy crawlies and hovercrafts made from leafblowers, children experienced some very interesting investigations from scientists and schools around the South West. One student was particuarly inspired by a PHD. student who was also a track runner and ballroom dancer!