Our school is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
To help us with this, we continue to work to reduce our energy usage, improve our recycling efforts, encourage biodiversity when improving our school grounds and encourage healthy lifestyles.
This group is made up of representatives from every class who come together regularly with a number of grown ups, to decide how together we can improve our environment for everyone and everything living within it.
Looking for ways to find out about our plants and animals?
Click on the link below for ideas for things to make and do.
Fernwood Primary and Nursery School have been awarded the RSPB Wild Challenge Gold Award for 'doing great things for nature!'
Our environmental groups also got together to help make a new bug hotel near the new pond at the juniors.
We already recycle:
Paper, card, plastic, batteries, printer cartridges, pens, reading glasses and usable clothing.
Please bring your old batteries, pens, glasses and printer cartridges into school for recycling. Collection boxes can be found in the Year 1 corridor at the infant site and at various points at the junior site.
We have Phil the Bag collections twice a year - please save clean clothing, paired shoes, handbags, sheets, duvet covers,towels and curtains for these collections that raise money for green activities and opportunities in school.
Our compost heap is filling gradually and will soon be ready for use in our growing beds and allotment.
Classes can normally make use of old newspapers and packaging for box modelling. Please ask your class teacher if they are needed.
Q. Why did the gardener plant a light bulb?
A. He wanted to grow a power plant!
We noted that lights around school had been left on unnecessarily, so we made labels and posters helping people to remember to reduce the amount of lighting used.
We love animals! We have all been learning about animals around us and those further afield. Some of us even look after Woolly at the weekends and during the holidays!
After an assembly about hibernating hedgehogs, we made our hedgehog friends a home in our school grounds for the winter.
It was then competition time to design a logo for Nottingham in Bloom and the city council's campaign to save our local hedgehogs!
We are continuing to develop all of our outdoor areas to help take learning outdoors.
After creating our Nursery outdoor areas, we went on to create an allotment area along with recycled bottle greenhouse and raised beds. We even managed to grow our own veg which we sold at the summer fair!
We noticed that some taps were left running. Remember to turn off drippy taps!
Little things we all do can make big differences in the wider world. Mrs Orme told us about Fairtrade in assembly - remember to choose Fairtrade chocolate as a treat this Easter!
We raise money to help people, animals and plants all around the world to have healthier lives.
We especially enjoy our elf walk around Wollaton Park at Christmas!
We collected footprint stickers when we walked to school or at the weekends.
During our recent Traffic Week of Action, we worked together with our community and the city council and Councillor Battlemuch to try to find safer ways to arrive at school.