Hello I know it's been a while but we have been very busy !!!!!
The summer is over, so we will be getting the garden ready for the months to come , making sure it's neat and tidy and hopefully growing a few vegetables (fingers crossed).
We have noticed the area needs a tidy up so we have asked for every class to decide on an area and do a litter pick . If you would like to be involved please let a class teacher know - the more the merrier .
Our aim accross school is to make everybody aware of the impact single use plastic has on the environment , wildlife and of course health . We are currently looking at ways to reduce our use of single use plastic. As a school we have already noticed how many pupils and adults are now using "shop bought" water bottles which is great ,this also means that our "mindset" has changed
.The Eco Warriors will be conducting a whole school questionaire to see where we can continue to improve on our plastic use . Once they have the answers they will begin an action plan .
There are 30 year 6 children who are involved in the" WE Project". This is quite new to our school but is great at helping children become great leaders and use the skills they have to put ideas forward to others . These children have chosen to work on reducing plastic waste and recycling . They are working towards building their own recycling centre out of single use plastic bottles. It's so good to see them coming up with the ideas , doing an action plan and then creating it as a team .
Year 5 have been celebrating trees .
They wrote Thank you letters and poems ,decorated them and then placed them nicely on the trees.
We also celebrated with the trees having a small tea party.
We have planted three beds of green beans this week We will be using the product in our school kitchen for dinner times and hopefully there will be lots left over, for families to enjoy in our community.Thank you to our amazing gardening team for all your help . We will soon be planting out again so watch this space ...
Look at our wonderful wild orchid . Who'd have thought we would have something so beautiful in our gardens for free? You see, the best things in life are free . Our amazing birds have dropped seeds and planted these for us .
As a thank you to our birds, for helping us with planting, and for singing such serene songs. Children have made somewhere for them to lay their heads at night to keep them safe. They have used recycled materials including soft warm trainers so they have a bed to snuggle into .
It's ok they are clean!!!
Hello , We've been busy over the holidays. We've been growing salads,herbs and potatoes ready to move out into the garden (weather permitting).
We now have several bird houses made out of recycled wood and other materials . Children from year 4 have made fat balls to help feed the birds and keep them singing .
The trees that were planted back in the autumn have taken well and are growing strong so we are all very happy about this .
Our next step is to prepare areas for wild flowers to grow and to plant up our vegetable garden .
We also have a picnic bench along with two other benches so children and adults can enjoy the peace and quiet the garden creates.
Big Big Thank you to our Eco team and gardening club for making this happen and of course Our wonderful Mick !!!!
If anybody would like to help during school time or after school please don't hesitate to come in and talk to us we'd really appreciate your help or in-put .
,This week has been a very busy and exciting week . Its been waste week !! We have been paying particular attention to plastic waste within our oceans as well as our community. The children have been really engaged and shocked with their findings . Many classes have been out on litter picks around our area , this will continue through to next week too . If you'd like to join us please let us know , the more the merrier. We are hoping to do this on a regular basis from now , because its so important . Children from 4P went to Sandy Banks and cleared up so much rubbish. Year 3 have been picking litter from the field adjoining our school ,our school playground along with our school hall after lunch and have made a huge improvement . They have also learnt a little Italian for our Italian day which you can hear them saying "Don't use plastic, be fantastic" . Year 5 have been along by the ridge playground collecting litter and have made such a difference .
Photos for this will follow shortly
If you would like to send photos, to show off any of your Eco work you do outside of school, please send it to :-
we'd love to see what you're doing to help our world and display it on our Eco Wall.
Hello its us again. Sorry we've been quiet. Now the weather is getting warmer we are beginning to sow our seeds including ; lambs lettuce, rocket, basil,rosemary and many more delicious herbs and salads (photos will follow).
Recently we've planted Blackcurrant,Blueberry and Tayberry bushes ready for us to enjoy the fruits. We've planted Buddleja to attract the wildlife especially Butterfly and we are currently training some climbing roses to create an arch.
Southglade are taking part in Waste Week . It begins 18/3/19. Each class will be involved with litter picking around our community,which also shows kindness and respect (photos of this will follow).
Other class activities and quizzes will be happening accross school during this week.
We also have a new Eco Challenge Passport. Children can bring this home and do the activities with family and friends . On completion of this passport they will recieve a certificate. This is going to be on a trial basis to begin with, children will be selected to take part .If the response to this is good eventually it will be rolled out accross the whole school to encourage Eco minds .
We are doing an amazing job as a whole school and i can already see the changes in the childrens mindsets. Well done to everybody - you shoukd be feeling proud.
Remember little steps can help make the world a better place.
Children from years 5 and 6 planted 30 trees in our new garden area. They will be there for many years to come and will help to give shelter to many different creatures as they grow. This will be used as an outdoor area to help children learn about different habitats and life cycles of animals/plants .
All the children involved really enjoyed the experience of planting their own tree and knowing it will be here after they've left Southglade Primary school.
Massive thank you to Mick and Liam for all your help in our garden recently .
Our Eco Warriors are working very hard to achieve the official Eco Green flag for our school.
We now have an allotment to grow different fruit and vegetables for our kitchen to use . We have a few flower beds to help encourage wildlife,and soon we will be making bird boxes and feeders ready for the winter months ahead. We have got 30 trees coming soon too so we made need parents/carers to help with the big dig (with the children).
They are busy thinking of ways to reduce waste not only paper waste and rubbish but electricity,water,food and lots more .
. If you would like to be a part of our eco committee or to help with our gardening please contact Mrs.M.Mitchell .
Hello , this is just a quick up-date to let you know that we're still working extremely hard. We have been having meetings to discuss how to make Southglade more eco friendly. We've decided to focus on saving energy , re-cycling and litter picking along with bio-diversity.
We now have energy police and monitors , composters and litter champions and very soon we will begin growing plants and flowers for our garden again. Last year we had tomatos, leeks,peppers,herbs,cucumbers,gooseberries,sunflowers and other wild flowers to encourage wild life.
We will be doing our own assembly soon letting everyone know what we found out during in our review of Southglade and how to help make a wonderful world better.
The competition is on between classes to save energy, some are doing really well, others have recieved red cards!!!!!!
Thank you for reading .
Melisa Avdiaj and Katlyn Brookes
Southglade Primary school is commited to ensuring all of its activities have a minimum impact on the environment. We will continue to seek new ways to help our environment.