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RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch

We have the results of our bird watch and thank you to all the children who took part.  We have been spotting birds when we are outside in Forest School sessions and from the inside window.

(Please see the graph below)

Now the Eco-team are going to think about how we can encourage more birds into the garden!


Charts to show how many birds were spotted at school

RSPB Big School Bird Birdwatch

We are taking part in the RSPB's big schools birdwatch.  The children have recorded which birds they have have seen in the school grounds and we will send off the results by 21st February.

The Wildlife/Forest School Area

Yesterday, Lucy from Essex Wildlife Trust came to visit and she helped RSW to put up a willow dome during their Forest School session.  The dome looks great, it will encourage more wildlife into the area and provide shade and a den space when children are using the area.  The eco-team were very busy today too.  They had a meeting in the wildlife area and helped to plant a sweet chestnut tree.  We also looked at the new oak and horse chestnut tree that Mr Marshall has kindly planted in the area.  They are going to be responsible for watering them when it gets warmer.  They will also provide new habitats and hopefully encourage more wildlife to the area.

We have now achieved the silver eco-school award and today Mrs Wesson re-applied for the green flag award.  We are just waiting to find out when we will be assessed.

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Well done to everyone who helped us to turn lights off over 'switch off fortnight.'  We saved lots of electricity and if we can keep it up we can save over three hundred pounds per year!

Keep turning off those lights!

'Switch off fortnight'

We are taking part in switch off fortnight this week and next. 

Mr Marshall measured how much electricity we used last week and we will compare it to the amount used in the two weeks of 'switch off.' 

On Thursday 21st November we are going to hold a switch the lights off day all day!  Lets hope it's not too dark!

Eco-Schools 2019-20

We have a new team made up of 2 children from each of the year 1 and 2 classes.  Mrs Wesson leads Eco-Schools with the help of Mr Marshall, Mrs Gardiner, Mrs Smith and Mrs Peirson.  

We have completed our environmental review and devised an action plan for the year.  We are going to reapply for the Eco-School green flag award again this year! 

Please see attached the new Eco-action plan.

Eco-School Action Plan 2019-20

Walk to School Day 20.5.19

An enormous thank you to everyone for your support with walking to school day on Monday.  A huge 241/316 children walk or came to school on a bike or scooter which is 76% of the school! 

On the day the most eco-friendly class was RBF with a brilliant 28/29 children walking.  Well done RBF, you have won a class eco prize - a plant for your classroom.

Keep up the good work, and try to walk to school as much as possible!