Eco Commitee and Eco School Award

Let us tell you about Eco Club...(written by Eco-Club)
 
We meet at least twice every half term with Mrs Ritson to complete our action plan and make a difference in our school, community and in the world! Our vision is focussed on community and acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10 24:25) and our school rules are centred on the value of love:
 
Love yourself;
Love each other and
Love the world !
 
They are really important to us and what we do!
 
Last year, we achieved the Green Flag Award as part of Eco Schools and we are really proud of this achievement! We also went on to win best new project as part of the Love Northumberland Awards and launched Northumberland County Council's litter campaign throughout Northumberland.
 
# We strive together as one (Philippians 1:27).
 
On our Eco-board (in the hall) you will find: our action plan, eco review, minutes, pictures, results and examples from our curriculum including long term plans.
 
All our work and pictures are on Class Dojo. This is only a selection of what we've been up to!
 
 
What have we been up to? (2019 2020)
 
Took part in Northumberland County Council's litter campaign
 
Leading the Peace Pole Project throughout the North East
 
Helping animals in Australia (knitting)
 
Destiny Streetworx - helping our street friends
 
Working with Alnwick Foodbank
 
 
 
What have we been up to?  (2018-2019)
 
Whole School Beach Day

We did a whole school litter pick, made art sculptures using recyclable materials.

Amble Parade

For the Christmas parade we made lanterns out of recyclable materials and then made a giant octopus with plastic that we'd collected as a school. We then carried Octavia through Amble to raise awareness. She was amazing.

 Year 3/4 Alnmouth Arts Show

We designed and made a project called 'A fish in a plastic sea' It was displayed at the Alnmouth Arts Show for hundreds of visitors.

 World Book Day – ‘Love our World’ our school rule.

For the day we all mixed classes and each teacher read us a book and then we had lots of activities to help us look after our world.

Miss Fife-

Book - How to change the world before bedtime. We made masks and messages about how to change the world.

Mrs Morris

Book- Clarice Bean, How can we change the world? We planted beans and made plans about how to change the world.

Mrs Coils

Book- Litterbug Dug, we then made necklaces out of recyclable materials.

Mr Teasdale

We read the Trouble with Dragons. We explored global warming and created pledges. We also did experiments to see how Carbon dioxide increases the temperature in our atmosphere.

 

Year 4 and 5 – Hooked on the Coquet Project

We are learning about the ecology of the River Coquet. We got to planting trees, discover creatures that live by the river and measured the speed of the river by dropping sticks.

 

Whole School

The community knitted Easter treat, we made messages to the future about caring for the world and looking after your mental health. We used biodegradable bags just in case one wasn't found. They all were!

 Year 5 with Mudlarks at the beach and Shilbottle Primary School

We talked about why are plastics a problem? How plastics get into the sea? We then made art using recyclable materials.

 

Year 3/4 making re-usable bags

Year 3/4 worked with the local WI to make re-usable bags so they didn't use carrier bags everyday in school.

 

- Year 3/4 Countryside Day and Art Project

We are just starting this, it's exciting. We are going to the Countryside Day then we get to create our own art project about the stall that we see. At the moment we all have lots of ideas, keep an eye on Dojo to see our plans and pictures!

 

Reception and Nursery (Dippy School Wildlife Camera).

We look at the outside camera, we've seen lots of animals! See the Eco Board for results! 

 

EYFS- Gardening Club

Mrs Southward does Gardening Club weekly with Nursery and Reception she helps them plant potatoes, plants trees, care for the pond area and make minibeast areas for the whole school to look after.

 

Gardening Club After School - this is a free club for all to attend after school!

They go out in all weather and look after our world! They've done planting, growing vegetables, cutting brambles, making animal homes, collecting rubbish and caring for minibeasts.

 

Mental Health and wellbeing

We went on a walk and talk around Warkworth with all our family and people in the community.

Every class had First aid training so we now no how to help if someone is in trouble.

We also had dementia training this helps us to think about others and understand how people may feel.

Miss Fife lets us help her do mental health and well being worships on Monday.

We have Coco our school dog, we tell Mrs Ritson what we want to talk about and Coco helps us feel better and talk to each other.

 

Year 3/4 Newspaper

We got to write articles for the Chronicle 'Our School'. We put a special article about Eco Club in there too and all the hard work we do.

We also write for the Pelican , Ambler and tell Mrs Ritson what to put on Facebook!

 
We love to vote as a whole school!
 
We've said: No more glow sticks, no more plastic straws, no more plastic bottles, only bio degradable glitter, yes to recycling !
 
 
Recycling
 
We now are a community recycling centre for...
 
-Batteries, ink cartridges, plastic bags and crisp packets! We also recycle clothes through Bags2School every half term.
 
See our Eco-board for how many we have collected!