Local pupils tackle plastic waste issue in Parliament

Primary Earth SummitPupils from 20 primary schools, two from West Sussex, told high-level politicians and industry leaders how they thought plastic waste could be reduced.

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William Penn Primary School Summer Fete

Theme: Pirates of Coolham

Date: Saturday 21st June 12 noon until 4.30 pm.

Location: William Penn Primary School, Brooks Green Road, Coolham, Nr Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH13 8GR

There will be lots for all to do for the whole family:



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Outdoor Education Conference 20th March 2014

South Downs ConferenceThe South Downs National Park Authority and Learning through Landscapes are running an Outdoor Education Conference – FREE to teachers working in or near the South Downs National Park, come along and take part in experiential workshops and much more…. Read more

Brighton Science Festival comes to Billingshurst

Billingshurst event

The Brighton Science Festival is coming to Billingshurst on Friday 29th May 2015.  It looks like a fairground. It IS a fairground, but each of the stalls has a surprise, something to grapple your mind, to discover, explore and play with. The Incredible Machine, the Amazing Shrinking Puppet Booth, upside-down Goggles, Bat the Rat, Pin the Tail on the Whale, plus many incredible other things, plus incredible talks from Richard Robinson – (“Victor Meldrew meets Basil Fawlty! Fantastically engaging!”) Read more

Importance of play

Outdoor PlayI have just read a really interesting article stressing the importance of play for children, where the author Dr Peter Gray compares human children to Carnivores and herbivores!  He says “There is a desperate need to give childhood back to children if we want our offspring to have happy productive and moral lives. We must allow more time for play not less, are you listening Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education”.


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Sussex getting greener!

Horsham Quaker launchHorsham Quakers and the William Penn Primary School unite

Sussex Green Living with the help of Horsham Quakers and local residents launched a third recycling collection point in Horsham, last Saturday (7th Dec) at their monthly Green Coffee Morning and Mini Market.  This scheme will enable the people of Horsham to divert specific landfill waste resources into a recycling scheme financially benefiting the William Penn Primary School in Coolham. This is fantastic green community collaboration between the Horsham Quakers and the William Penn School which is a unique primary school with a Quaker foundation.  Read more

Biscuit wrapper recyclers

Biscuit wrapper recyclingCongratulations!

Together with the top 20 collectors on the McVitie’s Biscuit Wrapper Roundup, the William Penn Primary School with the help of Sussex Green Living and other competitors have saved over 47,000 Biscuit Wrappers from landfill!  Read more

William Penn School 13th in National biscuit wrapper recycling competition

Biscuit wrapper recycling postersHot news…. William Penn Primary School comes 13th in a UK wide biscuit wrapper recycling competition!

Sussex Green Living have been working with the William Penn Primary School in Coolham to launch and establish their TerraCycle recycling schemes, more information can be seen here. One of the waste resources they can recycle is sweet biscuit wrappers. The recycling scheme is sponsored by Mc Vitie’s, here are the competition results from TerraCycle……

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Biscuit wrapper recycling competition

School recyclingSussex Green Living is competing in the UK wide Biscuit Wrapper Recycling competition, the beneficiary being the William Penn Primary School in Coolham.  This competition is to see who can save the most used sweet biscuit wrappers (and brand) from landfill.  At the time of writing this blog we were 18th in the UK.  With a final push over the next 3 weeks we could be in with a chance of winning anything between £250 – £20 for the school, plus save all those biscuit wrappers from landfill.



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Eco friendly school lunch boxes

Waste free lunchPacking your child’s lunch allows you to save money, control what your child eats and help influence his dietary habits, all while avoiding the sometimes bad fare in school cafeterias. The traditional brown bags of days gone by are not only out of style in a modern lunch room, they are also a wasteful use of paper and are not the most efficient choice. Finding a green solution to the school lunch is easier than ever, and because eco-friendly choices are all the rage, these options are sure to make your child a school lunch trendsetter.


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How Universities are going green

Green universities

As the global population increases and more countries become industrialized, resource consumption has skyrocketed. Natural resources by their very nature are finite and this exponential development has made it necessary for the most advanced nations to research methods to conserve resources and develop a less wasteful future. As the centers of research and thought in the country, universities are taking charge and standing as examples of how to conserve resources – take a look at the sustainable practices of some of these standout institutions. Read more

Two more schools launch TerraCycle recycling schemes

TerracycleFarlington School, Horsham have just launched a TerraCycle recycling scheme.

West Chiltington Community School is about to launch.

Come West Sussex schools keep up with the Jones!

More information coming soon…….


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Waste Week 11th – 17th March 2013

Recycle binCome on Schools of Sussex get involved in Waste Week 2013

Waste Week is a fantastic opportunity to get the whole school learning about waste and thinking about how they can cut down on the amount of waste they produce, as well as how they can reduce the proportion that goes to landfill, by re-using, recycling and composting. Read more

Green Day at the William Penn Primary School – Press Release


Green Day at William Penn Primary School

The pupils at William Penn Primary School in Coolham took part in a Sussex Green Living Green Day to launch a special recycling scheme at the school. Read more

Sussex Greener Living Campaign

Pedro launches his Sussex Greener Living Campaign.

South American Tree Frog

Pedro has been very busy setting up lots of new recycling schemes to divert waste materials from the landfill in Warnham.  These great schemes will benefit the William Penn Primary School in Coolham, WAKOOS nursery in Billingshurst, Sussex Wildlife Trust and the The Philippine Community Fund.  Billingshurst Primary School have also set up some of their own recycling schemes.  Read more

Calling all Sussex eco schools, nurseries and children’s groups

Green Education

Share your ideas for greening up Sussex.  Or tell the world about your eco projects in your very own category under “Sussex Schools Green Blog”.  This new communications tool will enable schools, nurseries and children’s groups in Sussex to promote your organisation/group and give children an opportunity to put into practice their ICT skills on the World Wide Web! Read more

Launch of Green Johannas at Bishop Luffa School, Chichester.



Recycling talkStudents recycling projectIn May, Carrie from Sussex Green Living and Blanca Timblick, the Business Enterprise Co-ordinator at Bishop Luffa School, launched Green Johanna’s at the school.  Blanca and Carrie trained with Better Tomorrows CIC earlier in the year to become voluntary Waste Prevention Advisors.  Better Tomorrows’ aim is to change how the residents of West Sussex think and behave in order to be more environmentally-friendly and more sustainable.

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