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Reduce reuse recycle as Oasis Academy Fir Vale holds week of events

Reduce reuse recycle as Oasis Academy Fir Vale holds week of events

An environmentally-conscious school in the heart of Sheffield held a week of events for pupils, staff and parents to raise awareness of recycling, picking up litter and working with the local council and litter removal company in Sheffield.

Oasis Academy Fir Vale, situated in the heart of Sheffield held a week of events aimed at recycling, and litter awareness for pupils, staff, and parents.

The events took place between 3rd February until 7th February in co-operation in co-operation with the Sheffield Community Investment Deal, Amey a company responsible for removing waste in Sheffield, and the Eden Project, a local Christian community group.

Agnieszka Freeman, Parent Partnership Lead at Oasis Academy Fir Vale, commented on the week saying; “Children have really enjoyed this year’s environment week, they learnt about the importance of recycling and had a chance to reflect on how to look after the area they live within.”

“We hope that this week’s learning will make them more aware of the effects of littering and make them proud to be a part of Page Hall community.”

This is the second event that the academy has completed to raise awareness of litter in the local area. Amey ran a litter awareness assembly, and the Eden Project shared a story from the bible that is linked to looking after the world.

Tuesday saw all pupils take part in an Amey competition to design a poster about not dropping litter with the winners artwork turned into a sticker to be displayed on all community bins around Page Hall.

On Wednesday, pupils in Year 5 and 6 welcomed a visit from an Outreach Officer at Veolia about sorting recyclables, with Year 3 and 4 pupils meeting local street wardens to talk about fly tipping and littering.

The Sheffield Community Investment Deal (SCID) is funded by the government using money embarked by the Department for Communities and Local Government directed at achieving benefits for established residential communities. Spread out over two years, the project received £835,000 which will be spent in four key areas;

  • Street Wardens (Enforcement & Education)
  • Neighbourhood Co-Ordination
  • Community Development (Problem Solving)
  • Cohesion in Action (A more formal and organised welcome)
Daniel Marsh