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 school Gardening Club is made up of two teams and takes place every Tuesday lunchtime. Over the Autumn and winter months we planted lots of winter flowers and bulbs and made sure that the birds visiting our garden had plenty of food. The bulbs we planted last term have now burst in to bloom and can be seen in the flowerbeds on the playground. This term we will be planting potatoes, carrots and spinach and making a bug hotel. As we head towards the warmer weather we shall be planting lots of colourful flowers and soft fruits.