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Eco Flag                Eco- Action At Its Best! - We have been awarded our 8th Eco Flag!

                            FANTASTIC! WELL DONE EVERYONE

  

The Action Squad would normally meet each Monday to discuss and plan Eco activities on how as a school we can be involved in the local and global community. The Gardening Team meet each Tuesday after school.  

AUTUMN 2020

 

October Half Term. This area is taking shape beautifully. Work carried out at school left rocks which we have repurposed as part of the rockery.  Fabulous effort  gardeners.

Our new mindfulness area is starting to take shape. This is where we were at the end of September. 

     

 

 MESSAGE FROM ME TO YOU

Thank you for being such fantastic caretakers in this part of the world

When you SHUT THAT DOOR! - The world says thank you.

For every bit of LITTER you have placed in A BIN - The world says thank you.

Each time you replant HEDGES and TREES not forgetting the FLOWERS for the bees - The world says thank you.

When a TAP needs silencing and LIGHTS require a flick of a SWITCH - The world says thank you

For RECYCLING crisp packets, those pens, the plastic and food waste - The world says thank you.

Because you say NO! To PLASTIC straws and less cling film - The world says thank you

When you and your parents put their hands in their pockets for CHARITABLE causes and recognise the good it will do - The world says thank you

Having and using your VOICE wisely (Action Squad)

THE WORLD SAYS THANK YOU

I say THANK YOU - From a very proud Eco - Coordinator  

Click here to read all about the school fundraising  

SPRING 2020

  

The gardening team have started to renovate this unused area so that in the following weeks a mindfulness garden can be created that incorporates a colourful flower bed at the front, a bench which has been offered to us upon completion for the children to enjoy outside lunchtime eating and behind this will be a wildflower bed with a new log pile habitat that is generated from some of the wood which will be removed in this area. 

WINTER 2020

OUR, ECO - ACTION AT ITS BEST! - DISPLAY BOARD

                  

                  

 

                

 

Sorting and discussing WASTE! 

If reception children can do it then it can't be to hard to achieve at home.

 

Eco New Year Resolution

What will you promise for 2020 when thinking about how to help the environment?

  

 As individuals in school and after an Action Squad assembly to explain how this would work the children went back to class to decide personally which area they could focus on in school and at home. Above, the children mark the sheet that they want to apply to them. The school newsletter explained  this new initiative to our families and feedback from homes has been positive with the children carrying on their promise at home.

The whole school have promised to SHUT THAT DOOR! during play times.

Also included in the list;

  • Switching standby lights off on electrical equipment
  • Turning lights off when leaving a room
  • saying NO to plastic straws
  • Not to use plastic bags
  • Walk to school where possible
  • Reduce cling film use on sandwiches

 AUTUMN 2019

 

ECO DAY - DECEMBER

On offer to try  today :

  Constructing paper bags - RECYCLING newspapers

      Christmas Angels -  RECYCLING wooden stirring spoons, material and  card

Christmas Tree decorations - RECYCLING a toilet roll  and paint

Parcel Bows -RECYCLING glossy magazines 

 

  

THANK YOU WOODLAND TRUST

Our gardeners spent two sessions planting 60 shrubs along the perimeter of the school field after a recent removal of established conifer trees on the neighbours garden.

 

 

Litter Picking

Clifton - Upon - Teme and Bristol

    

 

An environmental Project which has focused the energies of the school to reduce plastic use.

PLASTIC, PLASTIC IN THE SEA. 

These pictures were created using natural and man made products

  

  

     

 

  A beautiful 'Speckled Wood' butterfly enjoying the last of the autumn sunshine.

 

Autumn Bounties

           

 

 Our school grounds in early Autumn.

         

         

 SEND A COW!

 This project started in Autumn 2018 and concluded in Autumn 2019 raising the required sum of £650 to buy a cow in calf for a family in Africa. 

https://www.sendacow.org/

SPRING AND SUMMER 2019

After a busy term the gardening team enjoyed a well deserved rest and pond dipped. Many pond species were discovered in and on the pond , including some of  our Newt population.

  

The belly of a Great Crested Newt -  A personal fingerprint

Fundraising Page Link

 

 

Rags to Riches  - collection day  made £65.00

  

 

Hip, Hip Hooray! Our eager gardeners set about the first jobs of this season. Pond clearing and gentle sorting of the wild flower bed which was so successful last year that we are hoping we can achieve the something similar again. 

MEET THE GARDENING TEAM

We say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. 

What could I be talking about? 

Our new battery recycling point which will be collected when we require it. To start the school off, all the children were given a  collection box to take home and when full to return to school for recycling in our new collection point. 

Don't forget you can still take them to your local recycling point for your area also in major food stores where recycling points can be found in the stores. 

 

 

SOMETHING AMAZING HAS HAPPENED!  SUMMER 2018

The weather this summer has been extreme and yet this is what has grown without extra water being provided to encourage growth. 

We have returned to such a great display of wildflowers.  The butterflies and bees have enjoyed this massive variety of plants which were scattered from various wildflower seed packets during May. 

Children have been seed collecting since we have returned for the new term. Hopefully we can repeat something similar next year.

NEW SCHOOL EQUIPMENT IN USE

 

 Our new school equipment is a great success with the children.

Many thanks go to the parents whose efforts demolished and prepared the ground for this new construction. Thank you also to the Fund raising events organised in school by the PTA because without it and the support of the parents at these events then the above would never have happened.

 

OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS !

 

 

  Malvern Spring Garden Show

WE WERE AWARDED A DISTINCTION!

From deciding to participate in May 2014 as a school and child led we went with the theme 'The Malvern Hills'. Above is the end result of many hours in school preparing for this event.

  

 

 

We have 3 species of Newt! It's official: we have Smooth Newts, Greater Crested Newts and Palmate Newts!

   Great Crested Newt