Wrigley’s reply to our palm oil letter

The Wonderful Rainforest team had this reply from Wrigley:

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More replies to the Meerkats’ palm oil letters

The Meerkats received a flurry of replies to their palm oil letters in the last week or so of term.  So far, we’ve had three letters from different branches of Premier Foods as well as replies from Warburtons, Unilever, Nestle, Mars, Wrigleys, Kingsmill and Heinz.  Almost all of the replies avoid the thorny issue of product labelling.  Click through to read the replies and comments from some of the Year 4 Meerkats…







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Palm Oil – Reply from Premier Foods

Today, Team Amazon heard from Premier Foods in reply to their letter about palm oil.  Whilst it was great to have a prompt reply, the Meerkats were disappointed to read that Premier Foods use of ‘sustainable’ palm oil is still a target and not yet a reality.  Click on Premier Foods’ reply to read it in detail – and comments from the Meerkats.

Team Amazon with the reply from Premier Foods

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Pedmore Meerkats’ palm oil letters

Over the last week, the Pedmore Meerkats have been researching the many products that may contain palm oil.  Although some palm oil is from sustainable sources, lots of it is from newly cleared areas of rainforest.  We have been writing letters to UK manufacturers about palm oil and over the next few weeks we’ll be posting the replies we receive.

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Meerkats Welding

The Meerkats are approaching the final stage of making their local history inspired sculpture. We don’t think many 8-9 year olds will have tried welding and chain making (& we’re not recommending anyone tries this at home!)

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Meet the Splats!

This term the Meerkats have been writing fantasy stories – Splats!  These tell the story of how we help a magical person find two dragon eggs for a spell to make the whole world happy.

As well as story telling, the Meerkats have been honing their artistic and multi-media. Using Audacity, a digital audio editing and recording program, we created fantasy scoundscapes for Dragon Island, the setting for Splats.  If you’d like to see our Splats creatures, just click the play button!

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Rainforest essays – our competition entries!

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Would you like to help save the world’s rainforests?  Then read on!   The Meerkats have come up with lots of ideas.  They also wrote about them.   The following were shortlisted in a rainforest essay writing competition… How on Earth … Continue reading

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