Some members of the Eco team have been busy making our Eco-friendly Christmas decorations for this year. While we have decided not to have an additional tree this year, we have created bottle-top art to reflect different aspects of Christmas, as well as wreaths made of leaves collected from around our school grounds.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the PDSA today. A huge thank you to Becca who has shown us videos of award-winning dogs, told us stories and inspired us to do more for our animals, both near and far.
Fairtrade Afternoon - Year 5
Year 5 spent our 'Fairtrade Afternoon' making a selection of Fairtrade things including lemonade, crumbly banana cake and chocolate crispy cakes which they then sold, along our normal Fairtrade items, on the weekly stall for 20p each. Thank you Year 5, they were thoroughly enjoyed!
As part of our Fairtrade Fortnight activities, all the children in school took part in a Fairtrade Read-a-thon for a donation of 50p. Each class spent half an hour in the New Hall with their favourite book and a Fairtarde hot chocolate. A wonderful day was had by all.
We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved our 'FairAware Award'. This is the first step on our journey to becoming a Fairtrade School and all the children involved deserve a huge congratulations for all their hard work.
Fairtrade Conference 2019
Our KS2 Eco Committee had a wonderful time at the 2019 Fairtrade Conference today. We leant all about the Kuapa Kokoo Co-operative, who established their own chocolate company, Divine Chocolate. We also talked about how Fairtrade enables not just cocoa farmers to get a fair price for their produce, but also banana farmers and workers who make Fairtrade footballs. We even got chance to make our own football out of rubbish!
We ave taken lots of exciting ideas away and we will be implementing some of them in school during our up-coming 'Fairtrade Fortnight'.
RSPB Big School Bird Watch 2019
This weekend is the RSPB 'Big School Bird Watch' 2019. Children who are interested in taking part will be bringing home an activity sheet to complete over the weekend and below is a recipe for 'Bird Cakes' if you would like to help out during these cold, icy days.
Year 3 have introduced some new pets to their classroom - meet Harry, Meghan, William and Kate!
Eco Christmas Tree
Thank you to Olivia and Olivia who have spent the morning decorating our Eco Christmas tree in the school office. We have bird feeder presents, recycled can lid baubles and recycled CD baubles.
Merry Christmas from the Eco team!
Christmas Eco Decorations
Part of the Eco team have made a start on our tree decorations for this year by recycling some old, unwanted CD's to jazz up some boring baubles.
Our Eco team loved turning the rhubarb from our very own garden into a delicious, juicy crumble. We sold it to parents after our very special Harvest Festival service and it went down a treat (if we do say so ourselves)!