Children's Eco Page

 

2018 - 19 Eco Team

Meet this years Eco Team: 

Alfie S,  Hollie P,  Pippa,  Antonia,  Sophie, Noah, Joseph and Rosie

Sophie and Noah act as Chair person in meetings and Antonia is the secretary. 

We also have the adults Mrs Mayo and Mrs Wadsworth who help us.

 

We will keep you updated on this page about things that we have been doing in and out of school.

May 2019

Children in school are now beginning to display and share their plastic promises in the Sunshine Room. Also the Facebook page has become live and we are having an excellent response. It is fantastic for the children to see that we may be a small school but we can make a big impact. Thank you for all of you who have liked and shared a promise. The FB page will continue sharing work completed in school and plastic solutions and facts that the children and Eco team want to share.  If you want to be a part, please use this link: https://www.facebook.com/Plastic-Planet-Promise-286839045538102  

May 2019

Here are some of the plastic projects that the Year 3/ 4 children created as part of their plastic pollution topic #plasticpollutionpromise. To keep this going please send in your plastic promises so that we do not end up with a plastic planet! Also please check out our Eco newsletter for our current competition. 

April 2019

For the Easter competition this year, we had a recycling theme.

April 2019

We often on go on school hikes to look at the seasonal changes in our local area. This time the Year 3/4's also completed a litter pick so that we could make the countryside even more beautiful.

April 2019

As part of their topic, Year 3 and 4 have been looking at plastic pollution. They have all designed and written leaflets that have been sent home to parents to see if we can improve the amount of plastic we throw away. To tell the school about plastic pollution we also choose what we wanted to do. Some of us did a dance, some did drama and some created PowerPoints.

April 2019

To improve our school grounds we have now got an outside classroom and we have raised our beds to make it easier to plant in them. When getting ready for planting, we use compost from our compost bins to fill the soil with nutrients. 

March 2019

On our campaign to recycle even more, please bring in any bottle tops that you have. We are going to create a masterpiece with them!

March 2019

 During Forest school we took part in the Pod's 'What's under your feet?'  It was  an experiment to tell them what’s living in the soil beneath our playing fields. Our findings will help scientists at the BTO understand the relationship between climate, the availability of invertebrates and how this impacts UK bird numbers and their migration patterns!

 

February 2019

We now are a drop off point for recycling crisp packets too so please drop off clean packets once you have finished with them.

January 2019

Come and recycle your batteries at Upton Snodsbury. We can accept AAA, AA, C and D batteries 

September 2018

Following the success of books swaps during book week, we now hold them every first Friday of the month. Now though, it is not just children that can swap their books but adults too! Happy reading

Here is our Eco Action Plan which we will be using to help improve our school even more!

March 2018

After listening to our Eco assembly about how plastic is polluting the environment, Izzy went home and thought of a better use for all of her plastic bags....She has made them in to stress balls. Well done Izzy!

March 2018

During book week, we had a book swap so that our books  could be re used by other people. It was a successful event so we hope to do another one soon.

February 2018

We created a PowerPoint to show what we do as a Eco friendly team. We then shared it with the rest of the school to show how Eco friendly we are.

January 2018

Over the last few weeks, we have been completing our Environmental Review. For this we answered questions which lead us to our brand new main focus for the year. The focus this year is......Worrisome Waste! Now we have our focus we will be writing our action plan.

Wonderful Water

Each class has had water challenges to complete this year and collected it in a Wonderful Water book. Challenges included: helping wildlife with a water supply, building a structure to go over water and finding ways of encouraging people to save water.

The Eco Team

Paper Towels

 

We found out that we were using too many paper towels and creating a lot of unnecessary waste. Lots of us were getting paper towels and not actually using them to dry our hands or using 20 when we just needed one! To solve this problem we have replaced the paper towels with hand driers in the toilets.

 

Push Taps

As well as improving the toilets with hand driers, we have bought push taps. This is so they are easier to use and can’t be left on. This will save lots of water!

 

The Eco Team

Ways to Save Water

Some of the great ideas are:

  • Using a water butt instead of a hose pipe to water the flowers.
  • Turning the tap off while brushing your teeth
  • Having a shower instead of a bath. However this is only if your shower is less than 8 minutes. You can a free timer off Severn Trent if you want one.

 

The Eco Team

Water

Year 3 and 4 learnt about the water cycle and filtering. Did you know we are using the same water as the dinosaurs did?!

In addition, we looked at the damage putting fat down the drain can do. If you ever cook with fat don’t put it down the drain. Instead leave it in a pot to go solid. This can then be binned or used to make bird fat balls. If you want a fat pot, you can get these off Severn Trent.

 

Laura and Thomas

The Eco Team

 

The Eco Team

Recycling Week

Last week we learnt about recycling rubbish,  Mr Chapman came in and told us how rubbish is recycled and where it goes.  In Arts morning we made birdfeeders, planters, pencil pots, musical instruments and wind chimes from things we throw away.  Year 3 / 4 had a talk from Mrs Stevens on how to make good compost.  After the talk they got a spoon to look for creepy crawlies that help to rot our waste into compost.

Linden, Thomas and Esme

The Eco Team

 

 

The ECO team are voted in from children in every class.  This group ensures our ECO code is followed throughout the school and we continue to look after the environment. The group regularly contribute in Worship times outlining the importance of recycling and re using in school. They encourage waste free lunches and guide younger children during "Turn OFF" the power weeks. The ECO code they created reminds us all to look after our homes, our school and our world. 

CARE

Caring is good

Act fast to save the world

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Erase waste

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This year we are focusing on Water. As part of this, we invited Severn Trent to come in and discuss how we can save water and what should and shouldn't go down the toilet.

As part of Eco, we have a team of 'Rotters'. The Rotters collect fruit waste, shredded paper and used toilet tubes from around the school and then put them in the compost bin. Once the compost is ready, we put it in our school garden.

Other jobs we do around the school are:

  • Make sure paper is recycled

  • Fill up bird feeders to keep attracting wildlife to our school

  • Ensuring lights and boards are turned off when they are not being used

  • Making decisions based on areas like would a hand drier be more Eco friendly than paper towels

  • And lots more.

Contact Us

Upton Snodsbury C Of E First School, School Lane, Worcester, Worcestershire WR7 4NH

office@upsnodsfirst.worcs.sch.uk

01905 381288