Every week the Eco-club empty our recycling bins, place fruit and vegetable waste in the compost bin, take part in the RSPB Birdwatch and take part in a range of assemblies involving topics such as fair trade, or being wise about our energy use. Mrs Sheern leads the group of children from each class, voted by the children.
LATEST NEWS: April 2017 PROJECT GREENFINCH
£8 000 secured for environmental garden improvements.
At the end of 2016, we were awarded a grant from Tesco's 'Bags of Help' scheme. Named Project Greenfinch, the project won shoppers votes and we are now able to implement the following improvements:
- New bird hide.
- Adjacent open 'classroom area' to study nature and wildlife.
- Raised vegetable and herb plots.
- Meadow management near to the pond.
- New planting in the Millennium Garden to create a 'sensory' experience.
- Installation of bird and bat boxes around the school grounds with cameras linked to school.
The Eco- Council are keeping an interested eye on developments and recording the progress, which has been much aided by Ian Peters, a local wildlife expert, and Rob Boast who is a governor and a landscape designer .Here are some images of the very start of the work.
The school council have spent time thinking about ways in which we can improve playtimes. One of the suggestions given to staff is to have a seasonal calendar showing which areas can be used around the year, including the spinney and Millennium garden. In the summer we have a lot of space, but it becomes trickier in the winter.
Red nose day: March 17
Wear something red with your civvies and bring a donation in.
Children in Need: Wear something bright and bring a pound. Also, bring in cakes and biscuits to sell at break time.
Our new councillors met for the first time today: the children have chosen fluted trophies to purchase for the inter house tournaments- silver for Key Stage2 and gold for Key Stage 1.
They are going to ask their classes what they would like to see around the daily mile course. Suggestions were given and the children will be given pictures of possible obstacles and trim trail items to take to their classes.
Thank you to everyone who donated Activ Kids vouchers last year. We have filled our playtime box full of the equipment we received and we are now busy using the equipment every play time.
We have discussed how we would like to use the new refurbished area in the playground. After feedback from classes, we decided on a rota with a class for each day.
Our next step is to collect resources together to use in the area.
We discussed what we could do to further enhance activity in the playground. Ms Sterling told the council about the soak away that needed building in the old swimming pool area before we could have the area resurfaced for Key Stage 1 play. She confirmed that the climbing wall holds will be ordered. The children are to ask their classes what other equipment they would like to see in the outdoor play box