Mr Chappory and his fierce team of No Paper Police (of Form III alpha) ensured that No Paper Day on Tuesday 2nd May was tearrably successful!
Lower I using the grid method
Sennen, Siya and Emily of Lower IV A, the No Paper Day party, created a powerpoint about the No Paper Day purpose and rules, which was circulated via email to St Augustine’s Priory – there will be no posters, they stressed, as this would mean producing paper… To save paper! Below is what the girls put together for us:
Why are we doing this?
- Even though paper is biodegradable, we still need to recycle it,
- It is generally made from the pulp of trees which means to get to it you need to chop the tree down,
- As a result of this habitat loss can occur,
- No Paper Day is a result of trying to save rainforests – when we use less paper we save trees,
- An average school wastes 45% of their paper,
- A recent study has put forward a theory that deforestation is as important in causing climate change as all the carbon dioxide we emit.
Lower V using stitches to find solutions
So how did our teachers at St Augustine’s Priory plan their paperless lessons?
‘Who needs paper when you have big white tables and pens?’, Lower I asked Twitter innocently, with an accompanying photo of their use of the grid method to multiply 2 digit numbers (the tweet was followed later by a photo of clean tables, ‘they cleaned up nicely with a bit of elbow grease’).
Priory 6 revision
Upper I enjoyed a place value Maths lesson in the playground using chalk, Lower II used playdough to work on their long multiplication, Lower V sewed simultaneous linear equations with Mrs Bennet and Priory 6 revised the classes of levers using their bodies as shapes! The Lower V Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Recyclers rescued reusable paper from recycling bins for ‘paper emergencies’ and the Form III Paper Police patrolled the corridors in search of offenders, armed with a whiteboard to take down names. Perpetrators will be named and shamed tomorrow morning.
Upper I’s Maths lesson
A tremendous effort by all this No Paper Day, and an appropriate lead up to the forthcoming ‘Walk to School Week’ and ‘Healthy Eating Week’.
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