Although newly established, our Eco Council is a really important part of our school. We have worked extremely hard towards becoming a Green Flag School. In 2020/21, we achieved our Bronze Award and Silver Award and then in August 2021 we achieved our very first Green Flag to become an ECO school. As an eco school, we take our responsibilities really seriously. To find out more about our Eco work please explore our page, look at our photos and use the website links here!
This is our new ECO garden. We have divided the space into 4 quadrants where we have a wildflower, butterfly and bee garden with an insect hotel and bird bath, a quiet/mindfulness garden, an orchard and a vegetable patch. We hope to grow our own fruit and vegetables, learn how to be more self-sustainable and acquire new life skills as well as trying to attract butterflies, bees, dragonflies and other wildlife into our school grounds.
LITTER PICKING ACTIVITIES
We have now finished the refurbishment of our pond in the forest school area. If you remember, the pond was vandalised a few years ago. The liner had been slashed and the water had drained away. Last year on Earth Day 2021 we set about restoring the pond with the help of Ash's dad, Tim. Tim laid a new liner and we refilled the pond with de-chlorinated water which took Ash, Tim and myself nearly a full day in May 2021. We were amazed after a few weeks to find it had been populated by newts who now have a lovely new habitat. The pond has now filled to the edges of the liner and Tim has kindly bought us some plants to put in our pond. We should be able to have a fantastic time now exploring and examining the flora and fauna that visit our pond from our viewing platform.
ECO MEETING MINUTES
RSPB GREAT BIG BIRDWATCH