One of our most popular after school clubs is Eco Warriors, lead by Mrs Goldstraw-Davis and Mrs Barker. We have achieved our Eco-Schools bronze award and are now working towards our silver award.
Eco-Warriors review September 2018
Eco-warriors have had another busy year!
We were successful in getting our greenhouse with thanks to the PTFA. Mr Barker kindly helped us to build it and we quickly filled it with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and chillies.
Then we hit summer or maybe summer hit us! We were kept very busy in the garden trying to keep our plants watered in the baking temperatures. We enjoyed some triumphs such as raspberries and strawberries but struggled to grow salads and beans. However, we still celebrated our gardening year with a delicious garden party for parents, PTFA and governors.
Our bug hotel is growing in guests as bamboo has been added. This is one of our favourite places in the garden and we love to see which little creatures like different parts of the hotel.
Next up is harvest when we can see how our potatoes, carrots and apple (yes singular) have done! We also plan to hold our switch off day so that we can complete our Silver Eco Award. We are looking forward to crisp autumn days in the garden watching the leaves change colour.
Eco-Warriors review May 2019
We have had a busy start to the year with record numbers of children wanting to be an eco-warrior. Over 30 children are part of the team and older members of the team have done a super job of showing newcomers what we do.
We harvested our winter vegetables and made a delicious soup. We had some record breaking carrots and some very strange looking ones! We wrote stories about our unusual carrots with an inclusive message that it’s good to be different.
The greenhouse has been used to get a head start on growing our veg and fruit this year, with cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, kale, brussels, peas, squashes and courgettes all well on their way.
We have spent the colder months preparing and writing an assembly for our switch off day. The children have learnt a lot about energy use and are ready to lead the way on getting the whole school to make the huge shift towards being more conscious and less wasteful of energy. This will be the last step towards achieving the silver award for Eco Schools but more importantly it will give our children an understanding of how they help slow the global crisis of climate change. Once the testing period is over we will hold our switch off day and ensure the whole school is on board to achieve our award.