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Summer 1

Great news

We have been invited to take part in the council's celebrations of the centenary of the end of WW1!

 

Earlier this half term we scattered approx 2million poppy seeds (so we were told) and are now watching with eager anticipation for them to grow. We will take photos and show you how beautiful they are.

 

We are also going to visit the National Arboretum with other members of the community and take part in workshops and activities to commemorate the same event. Look out for photos from there too!

 

Before half term we will take some photos of the flower beds and the developing wildlife area, I will add them to the page for you to enjoy.

 

We are having a wonderful time each week exploring our grounds and looking after them.

 

Spring 2

Spring is here, honest!

We are busy watering the tubs as the daffodils begin to grow. The guinea pigs are also enjoying a run around on the grass as there is some warmth in the sun.

One of the great things for the second half of this term has been Fairtrade Fortnight. Not strictly ECO club but some of the team past and present helped out. Many Fairtrade products are organic or recycled so they are helping to look after the environment. Below are some pictures from the Big Brew we held and also some of the doors in school that have been decorated to encourage the children to Open the Door to Fairtrade.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Eco-Council What's happened so far Spring 1 2018!

Eco-Council have started meeting again on Tuesdays after school. In the last half term we have tidied up one of the willow structures, done lots of litter picking and have investigated ways of saving fuel and attracting wildlife.

We will hopefully implement some of these ideas when we join up with the science club later on in the year. We are looking forward to planting things and watching them grow in the new wildlife area.

 

This half term we have taken over the cleaning out of the guinea pigs, much to the delight of the Eco-Council members. We are continuing with keeping the school grounds tidy and also we will be monitoring the plants as they 'spring' into life. This is a really exciting new term as we see lots of new things growing and in a few weeks they will be bursting back into life!

 

We always welcome help from other adults and if you have any plants to spare we would happily use them in the quad and nursery raised beds.

 

New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth

New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth 1
New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth 2
New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth 3
New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth 4
New life! Our raised beds already showing signs of new growth 5 And finally... a bug house ready and waiting

BUG NEWS

We have helped the Nursery children by tidying their bug house. When we were doing it we found slugs, snails, spiders and their nests, woodlice and holes from bugs that had enjoyed chewing their way through.

Hopefully to bugs will be happy in their clean and tidy home. There are lots of nooks and crannies to hide in and places to make nests.

Mrs Redfern was excited to find the little creatures living there, its not always easy to see them when the children are out playing!

Look out for some more photos of new life as the term goes on.

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