Did you know that in the UK we throw away approximately 20 million slices of bread every day which creates greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to over 140,000 cars every year? Or that every year, 36,500 cows are producing milk that we just throw down the drain? Or that on average, a UK family could save £720 per year if they stopped throwing their food in the bin? These are just a few reasons why we have decided to take part in Waste Week 2021.As you’ve probably guessed, this year, the national awareness campaign is focusing on food waste. We are very grateful to Miss Hudson for her recorded assembly on Waste Week, which was delivered to students last week. If you are interested, you can find the assembly here. Miss Hudson has been working with different departments to arrange a week of waste focused lessons. Geography, History and Science will deliver food waste focused lessons to all Key Stage 3 students this week. The Art department has also organised a Waste Week Art Competition (details have been sent to all Key Stage 3 students).
We would also like for you to get involved at home by creating a dish with unwanted food items and leftovers. More information about this can be found in the most recent World Kitchen instalment. The impact of food waste is vast and we encourage you to speak to your child about what they have learnt this week.