We achieved our 'Green Flag' the highest Eco Schools award in 2016! This was a big achievement as we got our bronze, silver and Green flag in less than two terms!! We are proud of our 'Eco committee' and 'Eco warriors' for showing the inspector around and sharing everything we had achieved. They are continuing the good work around school.
For minutes of what they have been up to see our School Council page.
Eco Warriors Club
We have had many keen Eco Warriors over the years from Foundation to Year 6. Our favourite clubs were cooking Fairtrade and organic biscuits for 'Organic September', building shelters outside in the Wild Area and building a recycled milk bottle Igloo!! The latter got a special mention in the Leicester Eco newsletter and on Twitter where it was shared by Eco schools!
In 2015 we were successful in applying for a 3 year project called 'Pollination' for which we were the lead school in a cluster of 4 local schools. We had support from a specialist in pollinating insects to improve our school grounds for pollinators. 8 children were selected to see the project through for the 3 years.
Wednesday 20th June saw our Pollipals complete their three year project. The eight children gave a presentation to Ruth Staples-Rolfe Polli:Nation project officer from ‘Learning Through Landscapes’ the organisation who had funded the project, their parents, a member of staff and small group of children from Thurnby Lodge, who were one of the school’s in our cluster, Miss Craig and Miss Frearson. The Pollipals have been working tirelessly every Tuesday afternoon for the past two years to improve the school grounds for pollinating insects and talked about all they had achieved. Their garden which they named ‘Seasonal Garden’ has a solar powered water feature. It is at the end of the staff car park and has already become a haven for honeybees and several different types of bumblebee. Due to the Pollipals success, Miss Craig has kindly agreed for the school to fund for a second wave of Pollipals to develop another area of the school grounds. Another eight children, the current Science Ambassadors in Year 2 and Year 3 will follow the project through for two years. They have already begun with the hope of attracting butterflies and moths into the school grounds. Watch this space!