We have had a very exciting year working towards our Eco-Schools Green Flag award. In March we held our first Eco Committee meeting on zoom, and have had regular meetings since. Our Eco Student Representatives voted for the name "World Warriors" and have done a great job of leading our school community on our journey towards a sustainable lifestyle.
Our World Warriors have led a number of assemblies, and have guided the rest of our Beaver Road students in carrying out an environmental review. Every class was given a topic to review. The committee studied the environmental review and then voted on three topics. We got a shout out on the Eco-Schools website! (see link and scroll down)
The topics chosen for our Beaver Road Action Plan are biodiversity, energy and marine.
We celebrated Earth Day in April, by wearing green, and raised £420 to spend on our sustainable gardens. On Earth day, one of our Reception children asked if we could also celebrate Ocean Day. The World Warriors thought this was a great idea, and we all wore blue on ocean day, and made donations to Sealifetrust.org. We raised £480!! We also made it a day for creating art works and objects out of recycled materials, in an effort to prevent some waste from entering our oceans, and to raise awareness of how our actions can affect marine life. We enjoyed sharing our creations with one another in a whole school zoom assembly.
Our sustainable gardens are evolving nicely, and we have even harvested lettuce, potatoes, carrots, corn and tomatoes. We have built a bug hotel, and have many happy customers.
We are planning some exciting things this term, such as a "switch off fortnight" and planting a green screen at the Junior School. In July we recieved our eco-schools bronze award, which means we have completed the first three steps on our seven step journey to "green flag" status. We are so excited about working towards Silver!