Friends of WHA

The Academy has an active Friends association who organise events and raise funds for the Academy. If you would like to become part of this association, new members are always welcomed and any contribution, be it time for helping to run events or to make crafts or cakes for sales, is highly valued.

We now have a Facebook page where we can share information with our parents and carers. Please have a look at the page and "like" us.


Inflatables Day

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Inflatables Day event, either by attending or helping out. It was a fantastic day, and we will let you know how much we raised soon.

We would also like to that everyone who donated a prize for our raffle. Please click here for a list of donated raffle prizes


Stikins name labels

Help the Friends raise funds for the school by purchased stick-in name labels from Stikins. They Don't need ironing or sewing onto clothing - just stick them in. Please click here for the order form


Recycling at White Hall  

Terracycle Recycling Scheme

Confectionery wrappers now added to our list of recycables!

Tendring District Council will be distributing wheelie bins to all residents from the beginning of June, ready for fortnightly refuse collections. You can help keep your home waste down by joining our recycling scheme. Since February we have raised just over £80.00 from recycling.

We have also signed up to recycle confectionery wrappers.  Accepted waste includes: All brands of plastic confectionery packaging are accepted in the programme, e.g. plastic chocolate and sweets pouches and bags; chocolate and sweets multipack outer plastic packaging; individual chocolate bar wrappers and plastic chocolate block wrappers.

Not accepted: Breakfast, granola and energy bar wrappers; aluminium foil, cardboard and paper wrappers e.g. individual foil and paper packets (like Rowntreee’s Fruit Pastilles or Kitkat biscuits) and cardboard tubes and boxes (like Smarties or After Eights).  No metal tins or plastic trays or tubs e.g. Quality Street wrappers or tubs or Dairy Box packaging.

We have set up separate boxes at both entrance gates, and would welcome you to drop all, and any, of the accepted waste in these for us to sort and send.

Below is a list of the other waste that we can accept and send for recycling and raise funds:

Crisps, popcorn and pretzels packets - any brand or size, plus the outer packets from multipacks

Pringles - any size tub, seals and lids. Pringles brand only

Cake Wrappers; biscuit wrappers; crackers wrapper and cereal bar wrappers - including the sleeve, individual wrappers, multipacks and lunch box packs.  Even clear cellophane wrap from boxes

Plastic bread bags – any brand (not garlic bread)

Any old/used pens (metal or plastic) with or without lids, (or lids without pens).  Biros, felt tips, highlighters and markers

Toothpaste tubes, used toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush packaging and cardboard cartons from toothpaste – any brand

Disposable gloves -any type and colour as long as they are not used with harsh chemicals/ unhygienic substances

Contact lenses (soft and disposable lenses), contact lens blister packs and outer foil - any brand. (Please put in separate bag, so they don’t get lost in the box)

Plastic waste from personal care and hair care products, including tubs, tubes, lids, caps, pump heads, trigger sprays and facial wipes packets.  Hair colouring, sun protection and after sun. Skin care and deodorants – but no aerosols

Air and home care.  Plastic bottle caps, lids, pumps and trigger heads used in kitchen/bathroom cleaning.  Washing up liquid caps.  Home cleaning wipe packets.  Plastic air fresheners, any brand or size, air freshener cartridges and any plastic packaging

Finish dishwashing tablets Doypacks, Vanish stain remover powder Doypacks and Air Wick Fragrance twin pack plastic sleeves.  Only these brands are accepted

Baby food pouches, caps and snack packets

All wet pet food pouches.  All pet treat flexible plastic packaging and pouches.  All dry pet food flexible plastic packaging. (Please wash and dry baby food and pet food pouches out, and put in a separate bag.)



We can only recycle the above mentioned items at the moment. We do not have the facilities to recycle plastic bottles and paper brought in from home. These items can be recycled in your usual council recycling boxes. Thank you.

Anyone who would like more information or to support this project further can join us on Facebook: The Wombles of White Hall Academy


Yours sincerely

Friends of White Hall Academy



















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