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Year 6 – How many wristbands do you have?


Riverview Junior school like to reward children with colourful wristbands and the students love them. There are two types of wristband to collect over the years whilst you’re here; one set are the Riverview Junior school five core values and another set are given out for passing the various levels of Ninja maths. Sukhpreet wants to share a great idea with you…

In Riverview Junior School, one of the main aims of students is to collect as many core value and ninja maths wristbands as possible: excellence, respect, responsibility, teamwork, resilience. And, of course, once you have completed all of the ninja maths levels, you will have two lots of the same wristbands!

What will you do with all of these wristbands once you have left Riverview?

In blog club, we have been discussing the fact that by the time you are in year 6, you will have collected many wristbands. The question is, what do you do with all of them now we’re leaving Riverview Junior?

Several pupils may choose to keep them as a memory but others might like the idea of giving them back. Another option would be to keep one of each and give back all of the doubles.

Why don’t we recycle them?

We are now in term 5 and nearly reaching the end of our school life at Riverview; the wristbands will be sitting around for no reason at home, in drawers, under beds and may eventually end up in the bin.

We believe that instead of throwing them away – or donating to a charity shop. Why not give them back to the school? That way they can be recycled for the upcoming new year 3 who will enjoy them all over again.

This will save not only money but also, it will help save our planet as we won’t be sending off more rubbish to landfill. Our planet – full of plastic and other contaminated rubbish – could be better and to make it better we need help from everyone.

There are many people already giving their best, e.g. Greta Thunberg. Greta Thunberg is a future star for our planet; her aim is to stop climate change – that is becoming an increasing issue. She held a school strike, outside the Swedish parliament building, in August. No one supported her: her parents dissuaded her and her friends failed to join her.

It was on 13th March 2019 when three members of the Norwegian parliament nominated her to be a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Greta Thunberg responded that she was ‘honoured and grateful’ for this important nomination. Due to her activism, she has received various prizes and awards.

In conclusion, we want to be inspired by Greta and do our bit for the planet, by donating our wristbands. we hope that this idea continues in future years at Riverview Junior School and it will prevent a lot of coloured rubber going into landfill in the process of a good deed by the year 6 children of 2019.

Join us and bring your unsued/unwanted wristbands into school and we shall try to fill a box with them!

By Sukhpreet


Blog Club is held on a Monday evening and is a group of about 20 pupils from Riverview Junior School who choose their own content and with the help of the teachers, create blog posts for you to read.

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