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.
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.
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!
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.