Our Eco Code (What we believe in):
Co-operate with the world
Only use what we need
Take time to recycle
Aiming to save our planet
Make our world a better place
We start the term with International Walk to school Month. Each class is going to tally how many children walk to school each day. In doing so they are helping the environment as well as keeping fit and helping with their mental health and well-being.
The Eco Team are raring to go this year and are working towards the Green Flag award again. The first Term we concentrated on Energy saving ideas. Our team checked that staff and children were saving energy by switching off interactive whiteboards and computers/IPads and other technology equipment when they were not being used. It was decided that we would have a Tech free Tuesday and we planned to have a whole day in school where all lessons would be completley technology free,except for the office staff and of course the kitchen as we all wanted our lunches cooking for us. We were going to see how much energy we saved in a day.Unfortunatley due to lockdown we didnt get to do this in school however, as a school we had tech free days at home and photographs of the children enjoying activities without technology were shared.
At Christmas the team entered a competition to design and make a recycled Christmas Decoration. We had some amazing designs and ideas from wax crayon melts, to recycled snowmen, card tube christmas trees and more.
During lockdown due to the coronovirus our team had to work from home. We had lots of ideas planned on saving water and ocean days but we still got the the school to join in with different activities and celebration days. Please see the information below to find out what we did. We look forward to moving our ideas forward next year to further work on our Green Flag Award.
Holly Grove Eco Team have had a very successful 2016 so far. Fresh off the back of being awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag for a second successive time the Team have been helping the Queen celebrate her 90th birthday. The team joined people across the country on Friday 'Clean for the Queen' to give the Queen a birthday present of a clean country. A lot of fun was had and six bags of litter were collected.
See below to take you to link to follow the Rocket Seeds Project.
Autumn Term 2015
This Autumn term the Eco Team have been working very hard on our waste and food topics. Our star gardeners have filled the polytunnel with delights for the school kitchen, thanks to Mrs Holloway for the gardening support. As part of waste topic the team have sent home bags for parents to fill with old clothes which can be recycled instead of going to landfill. School will also receive some money for each kg donated so it's good for everyone. Bags are due to be returned to school on October 15th.
Coming up this term we will welcome new Eco Team members from across the school as well as saying hello again to long serving team members. Our theme this Autumn is 'Goodbye Standby' where we will be encouraging children, staff and parents to turn chargers and appliances off when they're not being used. News on competitions and our blog will be with you after half term so watch this space.
Also at the end of this term our Green Flag status is due for renewal, we are sure that our brilliant, enthusiastic team will be rewarded with renewed status for all their hard work.