BBC Breakfast visited our school to interview us about paying 5p for the plastic bags !!!
Everyone was so excited, agitated and desperate to be on TV, even the teachers.
Being known worldwide( well, only in UK )was intimidating but, was thrilling!!! This is the most stirring thing that ever happened to our school in years. I even think Mr Sadler was covetous about students actually talking and being on TV. Everyone was included in the programme, and some children in year six had a chance to come to school at quarter to six in the morning and be interviewed early in the morning. We also had some free toast, biscuits and milk, which the dinner ladies kindly offered to give us. The producer was very heart warming and congenial to us, which made all of the intimidation and the nervousness in the air rapidly vanish. Some house and vice captains were chosen by our reliable head teacher, Mr Sadler, to hold up cotton bags which had black words about the plastic bags in England. Here are some facts that we learnt today ;
- Only one to three per cent of plastic bags in the world are recycled. How measly is that!!!!
- I t takes thousand years for polyethylene to break down.
- Each household approximately has forty plastic bags or more.
- The plastic bags are sent to the ocean, which damages the environment and endangered animals are strangled with them.
Some students were chosen to do creative collages with the plastic bags. It was also on TV – other producers on TV also loved the collages that they made!
Mr Sadler was extremely proud of us, I presumed, and hope he is, anyway. Today was the most prominent, and the first rate day of school. I think everyone enjoyed today, and after school, I think the children will tell their parents ( mums, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins et cetera.)about the day, giggling and guffawing heartily. I hope that this day was a remainder and a memorable day for everyone in Minworth junior and Infant school. I give thanks to the friendly producer, the wonderful man with a funny nickname, who also ‘ made us look good ‘ and the staff, who came to school extremely early with dark circles and limp legs, droopy, to control noisy, irritating children.
Thank you everyone, for making it a memorable, wonderfully jovial day for us, and giving us a chance to be on the television!
People looking at our faces on an electrical screen might feel weird, because we also watched the news on the screen at classes. Bye!!!