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.
Friends School Disco - Thursday 6th June
The Friends of White Hall Academy have signed up to some exciting recycling schemes with Terracycle (https://www.terracycle.co.uk/en-GB/)
This means that, not only can we prevent otherwise non-recyclable packaging going to landfill, we can also raise money for the school.
The children enjoyed an assembly about the recycling opportunity on Monday, and have already been doing a great job using the new recycling bins in school to collect crisp packets, biscuit and cake wrappers in the dinner hall and on tuck shop days.
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 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
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.)
Anyone who would like more information or to support this project further can join us on Facebook: The Wombles of White Hall Academy
Friends of White Hall Academy