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2109 / 2020

This year our School Council is also taking on the role of the ECO Council. We are aiming to get a Bronze Green Flag award by the end of term 4. We have registered with the ECO-Schools organisation and we have already carried out an environmental review so we know exactly what we need to work on as a school.

To achieve the Bronze Award we need to focus on three main areas from a choice of ten catagories. We have chosen - Biodiversity, Healthy living and litter.

Our next task is to put together an Action plan which will clearly show what we still need to work on in these three areas.

Watch this space for more information and if anyone has any spare time or plants or even ideas to share with us - we would be very grateful.

 

The ECO Council

We thought that we would give you an update on our progress towards our school ECO award.

We have now purchased some more gardening gloves which will double up as litter picking gloves. Our garden is now just about ready for some plants which we hope will be planed in the next few weeks. These will be ready to flower in the Spring.

Last week we decided that we could save energy by encouraging everyone to switch off lights when they are no longer needed. We made notices for every light switch in the school. Tilly, Lily and Iysha laminated the signs and stuck them around school.

This week we are going to start our daily litter pick at playtimes. We are working in twos and with special equipment, we will be "de-littering" the school site. Look out for the photographs.

Today we have started work on our garden. As you can see from the pictures, some of the flower beds were very over grown. We cleared all the weeds and put them in the compost bin. We left the strawberry plants but pulled up any weeds that were growing in between the plants.

Finally, we planted some mixed daffodil bulbs in one of the beds and these should start to grow in February to March time.

Our next gardening job will be to plant some flowers in the beds all around the front of the school.

Gardening

Gardening 1 The "before" picture
Gardening 2 Strawberry plants ready for next year
Gardening 3 We cleared all this
Gardening 4 More to clear
Gardening 5 We made sure that we wore suitable clothes
Gardening 6 There was plenty of learning going on
Gardening 7 We watched the worms and put them back in the soil
Gardening 8 The strawberry plants are looking good
Gardening 9 Clearing the weeds
Gardening 10 Once the ground was clear, we planted some bulbs
Gardening 11 Fun was had by all
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