The end of the Whitsun term saw the whole school dressed as Ancient Egyptians and the electricity in school switched off for No Electricity Day. The children had their lessons without the aid of electronic devices and everyone considered the different ways in which we can help preserve and protect our planet by reducing the amount of electricity we use.
During the Whitsun term, the Eco Committee joined forces with a group of volunteers from AVIVA to turn discarded plastic bottles a life-sized dolphin sculpture. The dolphin was displayed in the school entrance hall to remind visitors to the school to recycle their plastic bottles so that they do not end up polluting the oceans and causing harm to sea life.
In May, the children from The Free School Norwich took part in a day trip to France. The children were very excited to be travelling by Eurotunnel to Boulogne, where they enjoyed lunch in a traditional French restaurant before doing some sightseeing and souvenir shopping in the Old Town. The children then visited a traditional French bakery where they had great fun making their own baguettes and croissants to take home. A stop at the hypermarket in Calais for French cheese saw the last of the children’s Euros spent up before they boarded the Eurotunnel back to England at the end of a fantastic day.