On Thursday 1st February four representatives from Damers Eco Crew appeared on CBBC Newsround talking about Refill Poundbury and their passion to cut down plastic to make Damers a Plastic Free School. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42885663
They have signed up to the Surfers against Sewage programme to help them do this. Damers Eco Crew have put a plan together to make this happen and will be needing the support of parents, children and staff over the coming months. They have already written letters to the milk and fruit companies the school uses, asking for paper straws and fruit to come loose rather than in plastic bags.
The children have Oliver Letwin their local MP coming to see them after half term to speak to him about their plastic work and how he can support what they are doing.
In their classes they have been encouraging their class friends to buy a reusable water bottle. They have also spoken to Mrs Harris in the kitchen about not giving children plastic spoons to those who do not bring a spoon with them, instead giving out metal ones. They have asked parents to support this by making sure their child has a metal or other reusable spoon in their lunchbox for their yogurt.
Damers Eco Crew also have a meeting planned with the PTA to talk about how they can support the children and the school in becoming plastic free at their school events.