School Council and Eco Team Blog
Monday 20th November 2017
The Junior School is taking part in the Eco School Switch Off Fortnight, starting on the 20 November.
During this time, we will be learning how we can save energy at school and home and why it is so important for our planet. On Monday we introduced the whole school to this important project during assembly. We will be auditing our energy use, checking meters, turning off electrical equipment when not in use, keeping rooms at a constant temperature, keeping doors shut etc.
Check out the EDF education website (who work with Eco Schools) https://www.jointhepod.org for lots of information, games and activities.
Don't forget to SWITCH OFF.
The Eco Team
Thursday 9th November 2017
Today some of the Eco Team took part in the RSPB research, monitoring birds and invertebrates. We measured out an area in the vegetable patch and recorded what we found, the weather, if we put any fertilizer or insecticide on the ground, when it last rained and how near trees we were.
We found worms, millipedes, beetles and woodlice. The birds seen were blackbirds, a pigeon and a magpie. We also heard a variety of birds singing.
We will send this data to the Eco Schools and in the Spring and Summer take further samples. This project helps scientists at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns.
Tuesday 7th November 2017
We have begun to promote our Children in Need activity for this year - a ramble and a cake sale! These events will take place on Friday 17th November and we will be walking as far as we can in two hours, in return for sponsorship. If you'd like to sponsor us, please follow this link:
We would be so grateful as we want to help children all over the UK who are less fortunate than us. We will also be selling cakes after school. If you'd like to help us raise even more money, please donate cakes or come to visit our stall after school!
Monday 30th October 2017
Welcome new School Council and Eco Team Members
Congratulations to all our new team members! We've had a great start to the year with all our fundraising for MacMillan and have begun tidying up the school garden now that the weather has changed.
We've also been presented with a giant cheque for our work with Green Redeem in a special assembly.
Later this month we are looking forward to organising Switch Off Fortnight to raise awareness for saving electricity, and also raising more money for Children in Need.
Monday 17th July 2017
We were very excited to find out recently that we came 1st place in the Green Redeem points, and so have been awarded £1000 to spend on all things eco! Many thanks if you helped us out by donating your points, we are so grateful.
In other news we have been harvesting once again in the school garden, this time lettuce, courgettes, potatoes and beans!
Friday 9th June 2017
This week we have been organising our event for next week- Race For Life! If you would like to donate to this worthy cause please visit our page www.justgiving.co.uk/RPJS2 Many thanks!
We have also noticed that our school is at the top of the leader board on Green Redeem and is in the running to win a huge £1000 for our school. So PLEASE do keep donating your points and fingers crossed we remain the lead when the competition closes in June.
In other news we've also managed to harvest some of our produce from the garden! How exciting! We have tasted lettuce, cucumber and yellow courgette so far, all very tasty!
We're looking forward to sharing some of our photos of the Race For Life event next week.
Monday 22nd May 2017
Here is the latest news about the garden. It is going well and we have loads of flowers and vegetables growing. We have put in some bird houses, bug houses and several bird feeders, not forgetting the upcycled projects which have been put in.
Here are some photos to look at.
By Molly and Evie
Friday 19th May 2017
Welcome to our School Council and Eco blog. We have set up this page to help us communicate with parents, staff and the community!
Firstly, we would like to say thank you so much for all your kind donations for our garden. We raised £180 and have spent some money already on extra compost for our vegetable beds! The gardening club that Mrs Prior and Miss Parry have been running on Thursday lunchtimes has been very popular and soon we will share some photos of how our garden is looking!
Also in garden news, we have spotted an owl in the tree just outside Poplar classroom! How exciting. It is a young tawny owl.
We look forward to updating you next week after our meeting on Monday!