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Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Primary School & Nursery

“Christ at the centre of our school where we live, love and learn together”


Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Yardley Wood, Birmingham. If you are worried about a child please speak to a DSL in school or telephone 01213031888 - CASS

Eco Team & Gardening Team OLOL

2017/2018 Eco Team Photo

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Laudato Si' animation | CAFOD

The Eco Team have been reflecting on the words of Pope Francis. In his letter to us all about Our Common Home, the Earth, he calls on all of us to look after the planet. He wants us to use the Earth's resources fairly. Look out for more news on what we can do at Our Lady of Lourdes in the next few weeks and share your ideas with your Eco Team member.

Switch Off Fortnight 2017

We are taking part in Switch Off Fortnight this term (but our Eco Team and energy monitors try really hard to keep things switched off all year!). How many things are you leaving on standby at home every day? Switching off saves energy, reduces your bills and helps us conserve fossil fuels...

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Governors and Eco Council Afternoon Tea

Governors and Eco Council Afternoon Tea 1
The School Governors and Eco Council came together for an afternoon tea. The children updated the Governors about the Eco code and their work in school this year. They had plenty of questions about the Governors role and offered recycling advice too. Thank you Governors for your time. 

Recycling and Litter Picking

Today we had a visit from Smurfit Kappa and Birmingham City Council Waste Team. They told us what happens to our paper and cardboard at the paper mill in Birmingham. We played a game of 'Recycle or Rubbish'. We had to put our thumbs up for recyclable items and down for rubbish. We learned that these things can be recycled:

  • cardboard
  • paper
  • magazines
  • plastic bottles and caps
  • cans


After the assembly the Eco Team and School Council, went on a litter pick. Rubbish went in a blue bag and recyclables went in a green bag. We picked up some bottles, cardboard, scratch cards and bottle tops. The litter pick crew collected waste from the Dingles, outside school and the local shops and our playground. They put the rubbish in the bins and our visitors took away the recycling. 


Our litter pick crew want you to recycle to keep Birmingham cleaner and healthier. They were disgusted by the rubbish on our streets and very concerned about broken glass that could hurt young children and pets. So use the bins or take your rubbish home! 


Later the Eco Team helped to compile this report and reflect upon our responsibility for the world around us. Perhaps you would like to reflect upon the First Encyclical of Pope Francis; Laudato Si - Care of Our Common Home. How can you help to make the world a cleaner, healthier and fairer place for all?




Our Eco Board 

The Eco Team meet regularly and display information about the work they do to make our school and community a better environment. We are working towards our Eco Schools Award.

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Laudato Si' animation for children | CAFOD

CAFOD Laudato Si' Resources for primary school children: Pope Francis has written a letter addressed to every person on this planet, asking us all to protect our common home, the earth. In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis speaks openly about the devastating effects of climate change on people and the planet.