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Plastic Free Status Achieved!
Croydon High Juniors have some extremely exciting news to share with you. Since February 2019, we have been on a journey to gain Plastic Free Status with Surfers against Sewage, and we are delighted to announce that we have successfully achieved this status.
The school initially created a Plastic Free Team in 2019, which led to an Eco-Club and the introduction of the Year 6 Eco-warriors over the past two years. The girls in these teams and clubs have met five objectives: challenging the government, challenging industry, and taking part in ‘Trash Mobs’.
The programme is aimed to be ‘pupil-led’, and we have been overwhelmed by the girls’ response. Each and every girl in the Juniors has gone above and beyond to minimise the use of single-use plastics in our school. They have been dedicated, persuasive and incredibly mindful of the part they all play. Whether they brought in plastic bottle lids, wrote to Chris Philps, made a Plastic Promise, brought in (and continue to bring in) a reusable snack container and water bottle, or attended a litter pick, they have helped us to achieve our goal.
We will continue on our plastic free journey and look forward to exploring other ways to help make a difference to our community.
Year 1 Class Teacher