Summer Update!

What a wonderful half term we have had back in school! Despite Eco-meetings still having to be held socially distanced the members have persevered to make changes to care forthe place ourSchool takes upon the planet.  Eco-Committee wouldn’t run without Mrs Scott’s help – thank you!

 

This half term the Eco-Committee have:

 

Launched a sunflower competition with the support of Morrison’s in Malton.Nature’s top pollinators are bees, and sunflowers’ showy outer petals draw many different species, including honeybees and bumble bees, to the high-quality nectar. The bees are quite likely to pollinate other plants during their stay. The pretty flowers also bring birds to eat the sunflower seeds. Not only do wild birds add song and movement to a garden, but they also polish off a few insects while they are there, insects that might otherwise hurt your crops. Sunflower seeds can limit weeds. Their seeds contain a chemical that other plants don’t like. 

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Eco Committee

Eco - Committee Meeting 3

4 December 2020

We met again to complete the Environmental Reviews – some were still ongoing so two Committee members are going to ensure they are all are completed by 13th December.

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Eco Committee - Meeting 2

We’ve held our second – outdoor – meeting and against the background of challenging weather and playground noise launched the Envrionmental Review process.  The pair of Committee members from each year group took a copy of the Review document to complete from the perspective of their bubble in School.  Mrs Scott and I met with the Year 1 and Year 3 team today to help – although Mika and Gracie really did not need my company!

We’re looking forward to meetingPowerdown Pete for a whole-school assembly over Teams on Thursday!

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ECO Club

ECO Club

We’re delighted to announce that the first meeting of the new Eco-Committee was held today: socially distanced and outside.  Two members were invited from each Year Group supported by Mrs Scott and MsDebney.  We spent time getting to know each other as we will be working together all year and understanding our role as the School’s leads on all matters ECO.

Good news: we’ve managed to book Powerdown Pete for a whole-school assembly over Teams at the start of December!

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We got our flag!!!

The good news is that last Friday we were assessed for our Eco Schools Green Flag award. The committee and I met with the assessor for about 1.5hrs. The committee answered questions, showed her around the school and generally gave her a wealth of information about what they and the school have been up to regarding Eco schools over the past year and a half. I am pleased to say that we were told later that day that we had been successful.

A huge thank you to all the committee members and club members past and present for all their work.

 

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