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Eco Warriors

All pupils at Southbourne Junior School are Eco-Warriors but they are led by a dedicated enthusiastic team of Eco-Warrior representatives.

The children work hard to improve the environment of our school and the world around us.

Our Eco-Code

Recycle and help your




Earth and all it's

Creatures for a better


Reuse, Recycle, Respect, Repeat

Eco Spotlight - October 2023

Fancy earning books for the school through recycling and becoming an Earth Superhero?

Registration - Recycle to Read

It's simple to get involved.  Here's how -

Find a new home for toys you don’t play with anymore by giving them away to friends, family, charities, or toy sales.  Then claim your Planet Care Point by logging it on the website above and telling them how many toys you’ve rehomed. Upload a photo of the toys you have rehomed to be entered into our prize draw!  


You could take any small, broken, hard plastic toys to put in one of our recycling bins in a participating Tesco, our nearest is the Chichester Extra store.

Then claim your Planet Care Point by telling us how many toys you’ve recycled. The scheme will give book vouchers ranging from £50 to £500, to the top 50 participating schools in East and West Sussex. Schools will be ranked by the number of Planet Care Points they have collected.

Go on become an Earth Superhero!

Eco Spotlight - July 2023

Eco Warriors helped plant a willow sapling in the pond area.  They also had the chance to complete a pond dip and are keen to report that the new pond area is buzzing with life, they found newts and lots of insects.  Since the last pond dip we've noticed Dragonflies flitting around the area showing a healthy rejuvenated pond area - thank you, Mr Wileman.
Gardening club have been busy with Mr Howard, planting up some lovely containers around the school.
Reducing plastic - pupils had a guest speaker from Final Straw Foundation about reducing plastic in our lives.  Using reusable bottles rather than buying bottled water, using wax wraps instead of cling film if you can - every little bit helps. If you want to get involved the Final Straw Foundation are doing great work -
The school enjoyed a visit from an artist Zac Newham, who spoke with the pupils about the importance of trees.  They made some beautiful art that now adorns the new extension.  
Trees benefit our health: The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust and absorbing pollutants from the air. Each individual tree removes up to 1.7 kilos every year. They also provide shade from solar radiation and reduce noise.

Over 20 species of British trees and shrubs are known to have medicinal properties. The oil from birch bark, for example, has antiseptic properties.

Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure drops, your heart rate slows and your stress levels come down.

Trees help the Environment: Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow and the carbon that they store in their wood helps slow the rate of global warming.They reduce wind speeds and cool the air as they lose moisture and reflect heat upwards from their leaves. It’s estimated that trees can reduce the temperature in a city by up to 7°C.

Trees also help prevent flooding and soil erosion, absorbing thousands of litres of storm water.

Trees boost wildlife: Trees host complex microhabitats. When young, they offer habitation and food to amazing communities of birds, insects, lichen and fungi. When ancient, their trunks also provide the hollow cover needed by species such as bats, wood boring beetles, tawny owls and woodpeckers.

One mature oak can be home to as many as 500 different species.

If there are any newly planted trees near you maybe you can water it in the hot weather?


ECO SPOTLIGHT—A message from our Eco Warriors:

March 2023

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023 is taking place 27 February – 12 March 2023. This Fairtrade Fortnight, join in by making the small switch to Fairtrade.  Any small switch supports producers in protecting the future of some of our most-loved food and the planet. More people choosing Fairtrade means extra income, power and    support for those communities. The Final Straw Foundation—The next two Beach Cleans are: Sunday 26 March 10am – 12pm at HIll Head Beach, Salterns Rd, Fareham PO14 3LU and Sunday 23 April 10am – 12pm meeting just opposite Prinsted Scout Hut.