Ayresome Primary School has achieved the Silver Award.
A huge well done to everyone involved in gaining this award – you are all Awesome!
A new Eco Committee is being appointed in September 2019 and will meet weekly after school, more details will follow shortly. Miss Stanley will lead us towards Green Flag status!
We will also continue looking for volunteers to work during some lunchtime sessions to help improve our school environment from gardening to litter picking.
Part of the job of the new Eco committee will be to keep you updated on all the Eco work we do … so watch this space for regular updates and news of projects we are involved with.
Miss Steele and Miss Meredith led a team of Eco volunteers from Y3 to complete a mega litter pick in Ayresome Gardens as part of a project ‘Clean for the Queen’ This was a national project celebrating the Queens 90th Birthday. This project was supported by our local council and Keep Britain Tidy. We collected several bags full of litter.
Nationally a massive 300,000 bags of rubbish were collected, containing enough litter to stretch from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
This campaign provides us with a great chance to protect our wildlife and improve the quality of our streets and the local environment. We hope it will help lead to a lasting legacy of a cleaner, tidier Britain.”
We formed the Eco Warriors for the autumn term. The new team formed the first week is:
We will shortly be recruiting from Y5 and Y1 so if you are interested be ready to volunteer.
Each term we will be forming a new Eco Warrior team so that more people in school can participate and support.
7th September 2015
Lunchtime meeting – the newly formed Eco Warriors conducted a new environmental review.
- From this the children said the first environmental issue they wanted to do something about the litter problem that they had noticed around school.
There are lots of bins around the playground so we want to find out why we still have litter in school.
- This week the Eco Warriors will be preparing and conducting a litter survey to find out what types of litter there is, where in school is it and how much of each type of litter there is.
Is the litter being dropped by our school community and families or is it being blown in from the local environment?
- Extra lunchtime volunteers will be needed to help conduct the survey – so watch out at lunchtimes for Miss Steele and the Eco Warriors and let us know if you want to help. There will be a number of ‘teams of three’ – one person to use the litter picker to collect the rubbish, one to hold the bag and one person to record the information about the litter and place found. We will let you know what we find out and what we plan to do to change the issue of litter. We also aim to improve our school grounds to make better habitats for wildlife. We have just received a box of wildflower seeds all the way from Kew Gardens! We will be letting you know how to apply for your own boxes of wildflower seeds shortly.
- Any time now, we will be getting 30 hedgerow tree saplings which we will be planting on our green space.
- In October, we would like everyone in school to plant a spring flowering bulb to help all the pollinating insects to get an early start next spring. The Eco Warriors want to support healthy living and think the gardening club did a fantastic job growing a range of fruit and vegetables and some of this was gathered at the end of the summer term.
- Some of the crops were left over the holidays to mature and this week the Nursery children gathered some of the potatoes, onions and spring onions to make pakoras – which they shared with the other children and members of staff.
- We are forming links with the wildXscapes project based at Stewarts Park and the project leader will be visiting up shortly to advice how we can develop our own ‘wildXscape’ on our school site.
- I hope to be taking children from school to coppice and cut their own willow whips in an established wildXscape wet woodland area at Stewarts Park to bring back to school for us to plant willow tunnels and structures.