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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 TERM 2021

After our summer break the mindfulness garden has developed into a beautiful space.

        

        

 

MEET THE ENTHUSIASTIC GARDENING TEAM 2021

SUMMER TERM

Each week the school grounds are seen to be giving more and more to nature and of course as a school for us to take pleasure from. This is either from sitting amongst the flowers, sampling the ripening fruit or just taking a moment to ...

   

    

 This is the wild flower patch which as you can see is full of colour encouraging wild life.

At the back of the image on the right we have a bank of yellow  buttercups.

We have adapted a wider margin on 'NO MOW' around the school field and this is the result.

OUR MINDFUL GARDEN

 

   

  

Look at our Mindful Area now. Lots of colour

It started with an idea and look at the results above.

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

 Reusing a rotten seating area 

   

An assortment of plants on the left and on the right a donation of strawberry plants

   

Everything is starting to grow and the strawberries have set fruit.  I think it will be first come first served at breaktime  where the strawberries are growing. I've noticed  two, Yr 1 children have spotted the ripening fruit.  Each day they investigate looking for a red one.  Not long now girls! 

Thank you

REUSING THE BASE OF AN OLD WATER BUTT

  

Putting in a pond - We used an old water butt base - Perfect

An escape route for passing animals should they topple in.

 

  Repairing a fence from old fence panels

 

GYOP - GROW YOUR OWN POTATOES SCHEME

 

Sowing Potatoes from  saved soil  after ground works in school

 

SPRING 2021

 

Our Mindfulness Garden is really starting to take shape. Thank you to all children and staff for getting it this far. 

AUTUMN 2020

It's time to clear the ground for our wilds flowers to re-emerge and for the pond to be ready for our spring guests,  Newts.

 

Getting ready for action

BEFORE                                                                            AFTER

 

            

      

   

 Look what you can do with empty milk bottles

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. 

     

   

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

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

   Great Crested Newt

 

Fundraising Page Link

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. 

 

  

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.