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James Allen’s Prep School

James Allen’s Prep School

NoWasteNovember Diary

Tabitha in 4R has embraced “NoWasteNovember” by recording a whole diary of initiatives ! One for each day of November…. Tabitha’s favourite initiative was making sparkling party bags which were reusable and made of fabric ( not plastic!!!) Miss Raimes’s favourite was rinsing out the shampoo and bubble bath bottles, and getting a whole week’ […]

Raising money for AFFCAD

Leona and her mum made these beautiful angels and snowmen and sold them outside school! 30 beautiful ornaments were snapped up in a jiffy! Congratulations, Leona – who made £200 for AFFCAD, which is raising money to rebuild their school in Bwaise, Uganda

Recycled gift tags

Our Roots & Shoots club have been busy making recycledChristmas tags out of last year’s cards! We cut out the cards, with fancy zig zag scissors, then threaded them with ribbon which we curled! Ten gift cards in a bag for £1 a bag … and then we sold them ! All proceeds to AFFCAD! […]

Freya – the Takataka girl!

Freya – the Takataka girl! (Takataka means ‘garbage’ in africaans)… In October Freya spent 2 hours with her Dad walking around Brixton collecting rubbish – for a town clean-up! She collected 5.3kg of garbage – and 2.3 kg of recycling! Fantastic initiative! Well done!

An Evening With Dr Jane

On Sunday, I went to see Jane Goodall at the Old Vic theatre. JAPS girls had already seen the Lorax there, so I was familiar with my surroundings. I had seen Jane Goodall thrice before; at the JAPS assembly, at the JAGS talk and I was one of the few very lucky girls to have […]

Hedgehog Roots & Shoots projects at JAPS

The Roots & Shoots club have designed leaflets to try and help the rapidly diminishing hedgehog population. They have watched ‘Hedgehog Close’ by Gordon Buchanon, and looked at the work of Brian May’s ‘ Save Me’ charity. With these in mind, the girls have worked on the leaflets, which give instructions on how you can […]

Walk 4 Wildlife Four Paws

Walking 4 Wildlife and fundraising for out two nominated wildlife charities –  Helping Rhinos and Four Paws. Brian from Four Paws even came to visit and congratulate the girls! Well Done everyone!   The thoughts of the girls about the day: “My favourite part about the Guinness World Record Attempt was the fact that we got […]

Plastic Free Week follow up

So …. 2 months on from plastic free week , what have I done to cut down my plastic ? Well – I ALWAYS use my ‘bags for life’ when shopping…. And quite a few of my friends were given a ‘bag for life’ for Christmas. I now try and use ‘Ecover’ products, and if […]

Ms Raimes’s Week Without Plastic!

Week without plastic! ‘This should be easy’, I thought, as I agreed to Mrs Lynn’s challenge, of trying a plastic free week……… Well – it isn’t and it wasn’t! And yes – I failed in quite a few areas , I’m sorry to say. Saturday’s shopping was far harder than I ever imagined; vegetables and […]