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Our Environment

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.

 

Our Environmental Promise song

Our Eco Codes show the things that are important to us.

Fernwood Primary and Nursery School have been awarded the RSPB Wild Challenge Gold Award for 'doing great things for nature!'

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Recycling

Did you know - Recycling 1 tonne of paper saves 17 trees.

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. 

 

Listen to our favourite recycling song!

Don't put your glass pots in the trash!

Energy 

Q. Why did the gardener plant a light bulb?

A. He wanted to grow a power plant!

Biodiversity

Did you know - Hedgehogs have been declining in Britain as fast as tigers have been declining worldwide.

School Grounds

Did you know - Playing outside helps you concentrate in lessons.

We are continuing to develop all of our outdoor areas to help take learning outdoors. 

 

 

Healthy Living

Did you know - Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day will help you stay healthy.

Litter

Did you know - You can be charged £75 for dropping litter in the street.

Water

Did you know - Only 1% of the world's water can be used by humans - it's important not to waste a drop!

Global Perspective

Did you know - Just £2.50 is enough to buy a mosquito net that will keep a child alive in Uganda.

Transport

Links to sites of interest

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