Eco School Green Flag
Our Eco Committee are celebrating successfully gaining an international accreditation of the Eco Schools Green Flag with the additional recognition of a merit.
Eco schools is a charity passionate about engaging young people in environmental education and action. They empower and motivate pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond. Eco-Schools was founded in 1994, operates in 70 countries and engages 19.5 million young people globally. This makes Eco-Schools the largest educational programme on the planet. This recognition and reward celebrates our eco committee‘s hard work to raise awareness of waste, energy and biodiversity at Wootton Bassett Infants' School. This last year our children have had a whole school eco day on waste, increased awareness on saving energy at school and promoted biodiversity through making bird feeders, planting trees, learning about bees and welcoming the Wiltshire Bee Keeping Association to the school and creating a wildflower meadow area.
Eco-School Action Plan
Eco-Day - April 2022
We had a whole school eco day focussing on waste. The children were put into mixed age groups and experienced 3 different lessons. One lesson was based on waste in the ocean and the children helped to make a large-scale art mural from plastic bottle tops. Another lesson was based on compost and what can and cannot be composted.
We made our own rot pots! Our third workshop was all about recycling. The children sorted out household items and also thought about how long items take to decompose.
The day ended with a showcase assembly where the whole school shared the recycling song they had learnt.
Bio-Diversity Day - June 2022
During Bio-Diversity Day we focussed our learning all about bees. We made seed bombs ready to throw on our wild meadow area. We had a visit from Wiltshire bee Keeping Association, they talked to us about bees and showed us the equipment they used when looking after bees
Blue Heart Campaign
We are creating a wild meadow area on the bank next to the key stage 1 classrooms. This will be shown by proudly displaying a blue heart as part of the blue heart campaign. The Blue campaign was founded in 2014 by wildlife film maker Fergus Beeley, in response to dramatic biodiversity and biomass declines in the UK. Not only will this encourage and help biodiversity in our school grounds, but we will then be able to use it in science lessons when studying minibeasts.
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