Free plastic recycling for schools #BeFantasticDontWastePlastic


CLICK HERE to sign our Year 6 plastic recycling petition

Over the last half term, we have been learning about the catastrophic effects of plastic waste on the environment.

After watching Theresa May’s 25 Year Plan and BBC’s Blue Planet, we were shocked to discover that millions of tonnes of plastic waste is being dumped in landfill sites and making its way into our oceans and onto our beautiful beaches,  destroying habitats and harming animals.

After investigation, we have found that as a school, we are contributing to this devastating, worldwide situation and as a result, we desperately want to change this. We are already spending a large proportion of the school’s budget on recycling paper and we simply cannot afford the additional costs of plastic recycling too.

We are all passionate about this!

Household recycling is included in their council tax, whereas school recycling is NOT included in our business rates.

We do not think this is right or fair!

We challenge the government to allow schools to support ‘The 25 Year Plan’ and provide free recycling provision.

Please sign our petition and help us make a difference. 

Thank You,

Year 6

Graham James Primary Academy, Essex



Spring term

Period From To
School time Tuesday 2 January 2018 Friday 9 February 2018
No school,
half-term holiday
Monday 12 February 2018 Friday 16 February 2018
School time Monday 19 February 2018 Thursday 29 March 2018
No school,
Easter holiday
Friday 30 March 2018 Friday 13 April 2018


Summer term

Period From To
School time Monday 16 April 2018 Friday 4 May 2018
No school,
May Day
Monday 7 May 2018
School time Tuesday 8 May 2018 Friday 25 May 2018
No school,
half-term holiday
Monday 28 May 2018 Friday 1 June 2018
School time Monday 4 June 2018 Friday 13 July 2018
No school,
summer holiday
Monday 16 July 2018 next school year



16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th July 2018