Millie won the Competition for Gateside Park's Mascot.
She designed a lovely Lucy Ladybird and won £30 of Wilko Vouchers from Keep Britain Tidy. Her ladybird will form part of the publicity materials. Emma came to present it in assembly. Well done for participating Millie!
Keep Britain Tidy visit from Emma and James
The Gateside Park is being redeveloped and James is going to create some new wooden sculptures of insects and bugs that are around our area. We had a look at some very interesting insects and learnt about millipedes, wood louse and looked at worms. We went outside and found our own eggs, spiders, catterpillers and creepy crawlies!
Big Boundary Battery Hunt
We are on the hunt for used batteries that can be recycled.
There is box in every classroom where you can put your used batteries - we are entering a national competition to see which school collects the most batteries and are in with a chance of winning prizes.
KS1 Eco Club
At our first Eco club, we learnt about Recycling and sorted different items into different bins.
Then we made bird feeders out of recycled bottles, so that we can hang them around school and watch out for Birds as part of the RSPB Garden Bird Watch. We handed a Bird Spotting sheet to each class to that they knew what they were looking for. What a great first week!
Switch Off Fortnight - 5th-16th November.
Make sure you are being a great citizen and helping the planet by reducing energy use at home and school.
We are part of The Pod Campaign for Switch off Fortnight.
The KS2 Gardening club have made such a big difference to our allotment area. They have done a great job at getting rid of all the weeds and have planted some herbs and are growing a variety of vegetables.
We now recycle batteries in school. The recycle bin in in the reception area at the front of school.
In Year 3 we talked about the impact plastic is having on our environment. We started to understand how
it is polluting the sea, endangering animals and ruining our planet. We made a video of what we think might
happen to our oceans in the future if we don't take action. We submitted our video into a digital media competition
and we are awaiting the results. In addition, we have completed a writing journey on plastic pollution, looking at the arguments for and against banning plastic.
In March we took part in the Eco School campaign 'Waste Week'. The Eco Warriors met to discuss food waste in both the classrooms and the school kitchen. We decided that we would weigh our food waste the week before 'Waste Week' and the after 'Waste Week'. The Eco Warriors then reported back to their class teachers and children what had ben discussed and how they could reduce plastic and fruit waste in the classroom.
During the week the whole school became involved in finding out more about landfill and where our waste goes and about how we can reduce plastic waste in our lunch boxes.
Switch Off 2017
In November we took part in the 'Switch Off' campaign to raise awareness of making sure that lights and electrical devises were 'switched off' when not in use. The Eco Warriors undertook an audit to record lights and devises that were not being switched off when not being used. We have posters around school to remind everyone about our mission to reduce energy costs around school.
Over the campaign we reduced our energy consumption by 4%.
The Eco Warriors and the rest of the staff and children make sure that they 'switch off' their lights and devises and continue to save energy in school.
Well done Boundary!
Welcome to the Eco page of the website. We have been working hard this year to raise the profile and understanding of Eco issues with the help of the Eco Warriors.
They have been involved in organising and taking part in a number of campaigns with Mrs Shepherd (Schools Eco Leader) in conjunction with Eco Schools and the Pod.
We have successfully raised all the staff's and pupil's awareness of the need to reduce Energy across the school, identifying ways of reducing food waste and organising a 'Keep Boundary Tidy' Litter pick as part of the Big School Clean Up campaign organised by 'Keep Britain Tidy.
Click here for more information.