Our school Eco Committee take an active role in recycling and litter picking around the school, and have regular meetings to discuss ways to save energy, reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. Our Head Boy and Head Girl, plus two children representing each of our classes from Years 1 – 6 make up our Eco Committee. Their names can be found under the Roles and Responsibilities heading in this section of the web site.
We have an Eco Sensory Garden with has raised beds (shown above) used to grow different kinds of vegetables and is also used as an outside learning area. Every year we grow potatoes which are used for the ‘Guess the weight of the potatoes competition’ at the summer fete. We also grow pumpkins used in our pumpkin raffle in October. The proceeds from these activities help to pay for our ECO resources. We also take part in the RSPB’s Big School Bird Watch event.
Every year the Eco Cup is awarded to a member of the Eco Committee. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of that person to the group throughout the year. The Eco Cup this year was awarded to Aleyna Thomas.
Our new Gardening Club is made up of two teams and takes place every Tuesday lunchtime. Over the Autumn and winter months we are planting lots of winter flowers and also planting bulbs ready for springtime. We will also be making our own bird food and eco-friendly bird feeders.
We are holding our annual pumpkin raffle in October – for chance for children to win a pumpkin, tickets will be on sale at breaktimes from Monday 8th October priced at 20p / five tickets for £1.00. All money raised will go towards buying supplies for the Gardening Club.
The four pumpkin winners will be announced on 18th October.