At our Eco meeting today we wanted to make sure we were making sure we are ready for our assessment tomorrow. We checked that the bird feeders were filled. We measured the growth of the sunflowers. We checked the amount of printer cartridges and batteries that have been recycled this week and took a tour of the school to check that all the pots and planters are clear from weeds and have been well watered. Hopefully the assessors will be please with all of the work that has been carried out. Hopefully the Conservation Volunteers will be able to get finished soon! We will keep you posted...
Finally, the weather improved and we were able to get outside. At last week's Eco-meeting we set up our wormery, planted out the pots, tidied up the boat at the front of the school and planted a few wildflowers. Take a look at our photos.
Our very kind parent helpers have donated a Cherry Blossom tree to our garden developments at the back of the school. The tree is to commemorate the Queen's 90th birthday and we hope to get a small plaque with a dedication to her to go next to the tree. Wouldn't it be great if she could come to see it!?
Now our work is nearly done and the weather has started to improve, the children have been able to get outside to use the new areas to learn. P5 are measuring the temperature each day and are recording their data on a graph in the classroom. P6 are noting the wind direction and are monitoring the different types of birds that visit our garden each day.
During Arts Week this week the House Team challenges were set. Each team had to design and create an addition to our gardens using recycled materials. The Green team used bottle tops and shells, the Red team used old pots and pans, the Blue team used old CDs and the Yellow team used rocks and logs. You can see the outcome of their work during the Spring Festival on Friday. Photos to follow.
Sophie ran a campaign in school to name the giant and has chosen the winning name out of a hat. The giant is now called Albert!
The Conservation Volunteers are now on site working towards our Biodiversity Action Plan. The work is difficult in our current weather conditions but good progress is being made.