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. 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 now evolving, and we even harvested some potatoes a few days ago. We have built a bug hotel too. We are planning some exciting things in the upcoming school year, such as a "switch off fortnight" and some community tree planting and litter picking. We have just received 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 our eco journey.
Our summer home eco challenge is to build a bug hotel in your garden or somewhere near your home. This will increase biodiversity in your local area. Follow this link if you would like some instructions:
Please take a photo of your bug hotel and email it to the office, then we can make a display of all the different ones and look at them together.
Have a fabulous summer everyone :)