Pumpkin Update 21.6.18 :
The children were very excited to see the progress of our pumpkins. Check them out:
We have decided to have a big focus on biodiversity for the next few months. Green team are hopeful that our new pond will encourage some frogs and new insects to visit. They also wanted to make a meadow that would attract more butterflies and bees. We have allowed the grass to grow long in a dedicated area behind our new pond. Here are the children scattering seeds, we will post picture updates as our meadow begins to bloom!
We have been started planting some vegetables and flowers on our nature trail. We have planted carrots, rhubarb, onions, radishes and pumpkins. We hope to use these in our kitchen when they are ready!
We also cleaned up the planters and tidied up any stray weeds. We always make sure any waste materials from the school grounds get composted.
The aims of our Green Team are to improve the environment around school, making it more bio-diverse, eco-friendly and litter free.
This year, the Green Team have worked exceptionally hard to improve 4 focus areas around the school; Biodiversity, Energy, Litter and Transport. We have implemented many new things including: scooter and bike pods, water saving taps and additional bird houses for our grounds.
The Green Team followed a rota to ensure that the lights were switched off and any litter was picked up. Meal wastage was recorded every day by the children and efforts were made to reduce food wastage by altering portion sizes and involving the children in the menu choices.
As a result of the Green Team's hard work and the support of all the children and staff, we were awarded the prestigious Green Flag award. The Green Team aim to continue our hard work to ensure that our school remains eco-friendly and the children care for the environment around us.
The Green Team are elected every September and the new team will be ensuring that our school maintain our Green Flag so watch this space for lots of Green Team news!
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