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.
Don't forget to recycle eye glasses in our recycling centre
During Green Week, we got together to help make a new bug hotel at the juniors.
We already recycle:
Paper, card, plastic, batteries, printer cartridges, pens and usable clothing.
Please bring your old batteries, pens 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.
Classes can normally make use of old newspapers and packaging for box modelling. Please ask your class teacher if they are needed.
NEW RECYCLING OPPORTUNITY
We will soon be recycling glasses to help disadvantaged people with poor vision. Please save your old glasses.
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 helping people to remember to reduce the amount of lighting used.
All our efforts have seen us move upward into the green section of our energy certificate!
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!
Year 1 won our potato growing competition proving that they know most about what plants need to grow!
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!
During Green Week, the infants learned about owls.
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We are continuing to develop all of our outdoor areas to help take learning outdoors.
This year we have focussed on improving the outdoor facilities for our new nursery. Our youngest children now have a new play area and a natural sensory garden to explore.
Next year we hope to develop an allotment area so that we can find out how to grow our own food.
This will be alongside our new bottle greenhouse!
We noticed that some taps were left running. Remember to turn off drippy taps!
We have also been raising money to provide toilets in Africa to make the world a better place for everyone.
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 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.