This week the last week of Eco-Science club for KS1. Miss Reid and Mrs Gritton have been blown away by the eagerness and enthusiasm the children have shown over the last 6 weeks. If you can remember, in the first week we planted some seeds in pots which the children have been checking on each week.
This week they had the opportunity to draw what has happened to their seed. We hope the children remember to water their plants at home and hopefully soon we might have some small vegetables appear! Everyone left yesterday with a special Eco-Science certificate to show what an amazing job they have done. Let’s hope KS2 are just as enthusiastic!
This week at Eco Science Club, the children were back outside – this time collecting air from around our yard. Why were you collecting air, I hear you ask. Well, we have taken a sample of our air to send to be inspected. Hopefully, we will receive some data from the scientists explaining what is in our air and if we have “clean” or “dirty” air. The children were fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed getting the samples.
We’ve had a tremendous start to our big clean up this year and Eco Council are extremely proud of what the children in our school have done. Sadly, due to the poor weather conditions this week, Year 6 have been unable to take part. Because of this, our Big Clean Up will be extended to after half term. Parents and other helpers will be warmly greeted if they would like to join us on Thursday 25th April. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.
Year 3 did their fair share of our clean up too. Focusing their attention in the church grounds, they managed to collect a great about of litter which had been blown and caught up in the trees. Great work.
Year 5 timed their Big Clean Up right and were able to roam around the school grounds in just their shirts. Another fantastic effort which has helped greatly in the bigger process. Thank you Year 5!
Year 2 were Eco Warriors this week by picking up lots of litter lying around our school grounds. The wonderful Eco-Council provided us with litter pickers so we could hunt rubbish and we did a fantastic job making areas around school a lot cleaner. Well done, Year 2.
Year 1b took part in their Big Clean Up this week. Luckily they had the sun beaming down to help them. Thank you everyone who has helped so far.
Eco Council sent off their first boxes of crisp packets this week. We still have lots more to box up and send off. Thank you to everyone who has been remembering to put their empty crisp packets into our recycling box.
We have signed up to another Terracycle recycling scheme, this time with the chance to win a recycled playground makeover worth £ 10,000!
Participating is easy! The school that sends in the most accepted waste between the 25th of March 2019 and the 5th of July 2019 will receive a recycled playground makeover worth £10,000, on top of points earned by the shipment weight.
The winning school will be able to choose from a selection of play equipment or gardening equipment made from recycled material worth £10,000. Depending on the prize selected, the overall area required to install the prize could be up to 25m x 3m.
There is a recycle bin allocated for these items at the front office in school. Please see the attached link below to see what is acceptable waste.
Let’s work together to look after our amazing planet.
This week our Little Hearts and Reception teams took to the yard to begin our clean up. Armed with litter pickers, the children and staff made a fantastic start trying to help clear our yard and field area. This is the first of many clean ups that will be happening over the coming weeks. If you would like to help us in this then please let us know. For our final big clean up (Thursday 4th April) we are opening our invitations to parents and families who are free from 11am. All you need is a sturdy pair and shoes and a pair of thick gardening gloves. We look forward to seeing you there!