Our School Council have decided to work towards gaining a Green Eco Flag. They have reviewed our current eco status and have created a plan to get us on our way. They have delivered an assembly and all classes are now working on one of the ten topics that helps us to become more aware of our environment and the world. We have qualified for our Bronze Certificate and hopefully, in the next few weeks, we should be able to apply for our Silver Certificate. We have ordered a selection of kits to help KS1 care for the smaller animals in the school grounds: antworld, snailworld and wormworld. We'll keep you posted on the progress that they make!
Collecting the apple trees for school from SCOG.
Planting apple trees and a pear tree in the school grounds and making bird food.
Our Eco displays...
As part of our study on biodiversity Year 6 have adopted a snow leopard through WWF.
Today we had a non-uniform day to raise money for The Woodland Trust and our PTA Library project. We are pleased to say that we are able to offer £70 to The Woodland Trust. Our theme was 'Go Green' or dress as a woodland animal. We also presented KS1 with kits to provide homes for ants, worms and snails.
We have distributed battery collection boxes to all pupils/families in order to keep the environment safe. We have also signed up to a Keep Britain Tidy campaign.
We did our first 'litter pick' in the village this morning; it was quite 'fresh' but we managed to get a few bagfuls of litter.
Our 'battery' collector box has arrived and we have also had solar panels installed over the half term holidays. These will help with our energy saving topic.
Our next litter pick is Thursday 14th March at 8.30, look out for us! Our solar panels are helping us to conserve energy and save money!
Another litter pick in the village on a windy day!
Our PE Ambassadors have launched our Legacy Tour which will encourage everyone to have a healthier lifestyle. Years 3, 5 & 6 starting their 26 mile challenge. One mile done...25 to go!
Darren Tinkler from Roots to Food came to school today. He delivered a KS2 workshop all morning which included a 'bake off'; he then looked at healthy eating over the lunchtime period by checking lunch boxes and finally finished the day making healthy smoothies with KS2.
Our two Year 4 Eco Warriors/School Councillors helped at lunchtime in the search of healthy lunch boxes.
We've just had news that we have made it to the finals of Lincolnshire Young Environmentalists...watch this space!
A meeting with Sarah Hubery to discuss sustainable travel and to start to plan a Collective Worship to inform everyone about our plans.
Two judges from the Young Environmentalists panel came for a tour to see what we've been up to this week. 4 members of the Eco Council showed them around the school and explained what we have been up to.
Today we delivered an assembly on Sustainable and Active Transport to support our healthy living strand for Eco Schools and our silver status for Modeshift. We launched our idea of the whole school walking to school together on 21st May at 8.30 from The Barn.
...and the day arrived! A tremendous turn out - over 180 children walked to school together.
We travelled to Lincoln today for the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalists Final. We didn't win, however we did get a 'Highly Commended' and £150. Well done to the Year 6's did the presentation.