Horsforth Newlaithes

Primary School

Well Done to the classes who received a Green Week Rosette
Monkey Puzzle's Very Passionate Speeches about Plastic Pollution

Have a listen to these speeches written by children in Monkey Puzzle. Not only are the words they have used very hard hitting, the way they deliver their speeches really shows how passionate they feel about plastic pollution and how important it is to them.

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Green Week 2021 Letters to The World by Juniper

The children in Juniper wrote very passionate letters to express their thoughts about how we should care for our World. They give us some very important messages.

Wonderful Green Week 2021 Work by Hawthorn

Green Week posters A variety of vehicles (split pin models) A scooter (DT model) Put your name in the box if you came in a green way to school

Fantastic Green Week 2021 Work By Beech Class

In Year 1 Beech class, Ananya created a book with a very powerful message, someone made a green jumper and they all put together an amazing \'Pledgehog\' with their Green Targets. They were Green Week Superstars!

Green Week 2021 Documents

Monday-Go in a green way (Big Pedal-continues all week) Tuesday-Recycle (Stories for different age groups with a recycling/environmental message) Wednesday-Environment (Activity from LCC Woodland Creation Initiative) Thursday-Ecowarrior -Letters to companies to reduce plastic use and waste. Can be done as a whole class or individually (Part of Plastic Free Schools Award) Friday-Now, tomorrow is too late. Make class and individual targets to be more GREEN.

Recycling Bingo October 2020

Hello from the Green Forum. Are you super recyclers? Play this bingo game for 7 days with your family. You can play individually or in teams and maybe you could involve grandparents, aunts or uncles who you cannot visit at the moment. You can only cross off an item when you put it in the green recycling bin. See who gets a line first and the winner is the first to cross off all their pictures or who has crossed off the most. All these things can go in your Green Recycle Bin https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/bins-and-recycling/your-bins/green-recycling-bin You can also find out what happens to your recycling on this website https://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/how-is-it-recycled A song to remind you what you need to do https://youtu.be/qtyBzFV9yTs Thank you for playing Newlaithes's Green Forum

Recycling & Plastic Reduction Assembly
Recycling & Plastic Reduction Assembly

The Green Forum created and performed a very informative whole school assembly to explain how to use the recycling bins correctly in school and at home and why this is important. They also showed why we need to reduce the amount of plastic we use and what Refuse, Reuse, recycle means for us all.

Amazing Creations by Reception inspired by the Green Forum Assembly

After the Green Forum Assembly, the Reception classes used their Independent Learning Time to make their own amazing creations to do with recycling including a rubbish collecting robot, a recycle bin, a rubbish finding camera and a recycling robot.

Rubbish Horsforth

The Green Forum Collected rubbish from around Horsforth and then sorted it. We discovered that there was a lot of plastic waste particularly plastic bags.

Carbon Footprint

The Green Forum had a very interesting talk from Polly Cook who is Chief Officer, Sustainable Energy and Air Quality at Leeds City Council. We learnt about our carbon footprint, global warming and looked closely at the amount of energy we use as a school. This prompted lots of questions and fuel of thought about how we could work to reduce our carbon footprint. This represents an average person’s CO2 emissions per MONTH!

The Green Forum was formed in February 2015 to give all parties a voice in the green aspects of school life. We have teachers, children, parents and grandparents as members. We are supported by Sustrans. 

Since 2015 the Green Forum has worked really hard organising and publicising events to support sustainable travel and reduce the number of cars on the road.  

We have been rewarded for our hard work with a Gold Award from Mode Shift Stars. 


Elizabeth Powell 

We are now working towards the Plastic Free Schools Award and have already completed more than half of this award. The whole school assembly, rubbish collecting and sorting and the recycling survey and bingo have all helped to put across our message. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Green Week took place during April 2021 with the whole school taking part in activities every day linked to Green issues.  There are some examples of the work on this website.

Justine Hanson