From this Spring we are excited about the beginning of our latest Erasmus funded project called 'Small Steps to a Better World'.
This project will be raising our awareness and understanding of environmental and climate goals,
in collaboration with our French partner school, Ecole du Lac. Mrs Hayden will be leading the
project across the school, and we look forward to the activities, workshops, education and
enjoyment these will provide for all our stakeholders and the wider community.
Whilst the Erasmus scheme is being replaced due to the UK leaving the European Union, we have been
guaranteed funding for 2020-2022 to enable this to happen.
Our latest project for Term 6 is to create habitats for beetles by re-purposing old plastic buckets.
You can do this at home too - see below:
More about beetles and this project
17th May 2021:
Our partners at École du Lac's superb video about "Protect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" (P.3Rs) has won the Grand Prix in French schools competition "Ma classe a du talent".
Congratulations to them for a prize well deserved! Ma Classe a du Talent website
Wild Flower Meadow - the next step:
On May 4th, 5th and 6th every class took part in the process of planting the seedlings out into our planned wild flower meadow.
The children showed great enthusiasm, care and team work as they carefully transferred the delicate plants into the ground and watered them in.
If all goes well they will grow on through the summer to give us a colourful and wildlife friendly area in this part of the school grounds.
Here are pictures and video of some of the groups - each stick in the ground marks a plant.
Wild Flower Meadow
We took our first 'Small Steps' on Wednesday 24th March, when the whole school took part in a day long activity to sow wild flower seeds.
These were sown into 'plugs', each class will look after three trays of these. Once the plants start to develop, the plugs will be transferred to part of our open space at the top of the school site, which we are planning to turn into a wildflower meadow.
Wild flowers are very important to support a varied population of native species of bees, butterflies, moths and other insects as well as bringing a splash of colour to our school environment.
We have sown three different selections of seeds, with mixtures of plants to attract a wide range of creatures.
This is what we're aiming for!