Creating a film!

This academic year the Eco-Ambassadors will be working with the Into Film company to create their own movie to highlight the issues surrounding waste and climate change.

They have been working extremely hard over the past few weeks to write the script and create the scenes for their movie.

What do you think their movie will be about? Can you guess what the scenes are?

Thomas Buxton takes over Rich Mix!

On Friday 22nd November the Key Stage Two Eco-Ambassadors took part in the annual “Takeover Day” at Rich Mix.

It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the arts organisation. The day involves pupils ‘taking over’ Rich Mix during the Into Film festival screening on 22 November, ripping tickets, ushering and serving popcorn. They’ll be finding out what happens in the mysterious projection booth, behind the screens at a cinema and write their own creative responses to the film. While they’re here, we’ll also ask them what they think about Rich Mix from a ‘kids-eye’ view, whilst taking a behind-the-scenes tour. The day provides opportunities for developing student leadership skills and industry knowledge.

Rich Mix
The day started by greeting all of the customers to Rich Mix.
Upon arrival the customers were greeted by “staff” to collect their cinema tickets.
Refreshments were handed out by “staff.”
The “staff” started the film in the projector room.
After customers had left, the “staff” had the opportunity to create their own film to be seen on the Big Screen.
The final result on the Big Screen!

After taking classes in marketing, advertising and making Rich Mix an eco-friendly environment, the “staff” finished their day at work and headed back to school!

The Eco-Ambassadors learned a lot from their day at Rich Mix and will use this knowledge to take part in this year’s film festival which will focus on green issues in Tower Hamlets.

Switch Off Fortnight 2019

The Eco Ambassadors have been working extremely hard over the past two weeks to ensure that every class conserves energy by switching off the lights and interactive whiteboard at play times and lunch times.

Every day over the past two weeks the Eco Ambassadors monitored their classrooms and filled in the following table:

A big well done to our winning classes – Magritte and Van Gogh!

Eco-Ambassadors 2018-2019

This year, Thomas Buxton Primary School will continue to work towards gaining the Silver Eco-Schools Award.

Each class took part in a democratic vote to nominate their Eco-School Ambassadors for the new academic year.

Here is the Eco-Committee for 2018-2019:

Year 1

Newton Zafir

Einstein Saffa

Year 2

Anning Adyan

Franklin Enaya

Year 3

Carson Fazzilet

Potter Maysoon

Year 4

Avicenna Tahrima

Aristotle Mika’il

Year 5

Heng Rafee

Turing Fatima

Year 6

Mendel Sami

Hawking Saarah

We continue to look forward to raising awareness of environmental issues and supporting our Rights Respecting Ambassadors to increase our impact as global citizens.

What changes do you think we can make as a school to be more eco-friendly?

Comment below!

Switch Off Fortnight Winners Announced!

Over the last two weeks, we have been making a concerted effort to reduce the amount of energy we are wasting.

We started Switch Off Fortnight with an assembly presented by our Eco-Committee, who told us about our campaign to make sure we are switching off lights and other electronic devices when we leave our classrooms.

 

Every break time and lunch time, our Eco-Committee dedicated their time to monitoring how many lights and interactive whiteboards had been switched off when not in use.

Well done to every class for making a HUGE effort to reduce the amount of energy we are wasting!

A very special well done to Cuba class who had the most improved score between week one and week two!

Chile class and Cambodia class had the most devices switched off in Week 1 and Week 2 respectively!

Let’s make sure we make switching off devices that are not being used a regular habit both at school and at home.

 

Our New Eco-Committee!

This year, Thomas Buxton Primary School is working towards gaining our Silver Eco-Schools Award.

Our first step was to vote for our Eco-Committee. We decided to use E-Voting and held a very special election day using QR Codes and GoogleForms on the iPads.

Once the results we in, our committee was announced and we had our first meeting this week!

Here is our Eco-Committee for this year:

We look forward to raising awareness of environmental issues and supporting our Rights Respecting Ambassadors to increase our impact as global citizens.

What changes do you think we can make as a school to be more eco-friendly?

Comment below!