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Welcome to our Eco Council Representatives for 2023/2024

 

 

 

 

     

   

Class 1 Pippa & Leo

Class 2 Grace & Evan

Class 3 Isaac & Primrose

Class 4 Sienna & Arthur

Class 5 Charlotte & Teddy

Class 6 Maya & Sebastian

Term 4

Litter picking

 

Through a break in rain clouds, the hardy Eco-Council set forth on the school grounds to litter pick and what a great job they did. They were shocked to find so much food peelings (mainly orange skins) and small plastic wrappers from drink carton straws and cheese wrappers. Stationery was also found alongside bottle caps and toys (which the pupils thought might have known who they belonged to). 

I am really proud of their efforts today - well done Eco-Council. 

Term 3

 

In this term we focused on how we could reduce plastic use in school. We decided that although we all love the prizes given out in celebration assembly, they use a lot of plastic as wrapping and travel a long way from China. We took our thoughts and dilemma back to our classes and discussed alternative prizes:

 

* Plants in pots

* Art Sets

* Lego

* gem stones

* metal fidget spinners

* pack of playing cards

* blueberry bounce balls

* wooden stationery

* Sheldwich water bottles

* metal badges

 

Hopefully we can source these prizes as a positive replacement for the plastic ones.

2023

Term 1

Eco-Council meeting

 

Gosh how wonderful it was to meet such an enthusiastic Eco-Council. They were full of inspiration and had so many wonderful ideas to look after the environment.

Their ideas and suggestions have formed an action plan for the year ahead:

 

* Make bug hotels to promote caring for the environment

* Support Hedgehogs being cared for in our environment
* Promote recycling in school and reduce plastic use

* Litter pick around Sheldwich

* Extend our planting in the sensory garden and well-being garden.
 

 

I am looking forward to working with such a committed and inspirational Eco-Council.

 

Mrs C Lay

 

 

Anything beyond this block of text is last academic year - 2022 to 2023

Term 6

Litter Picking

 

On a glorious afternoon in June, we spent 2 hours litter picking around school and the local village.

We were amazed at the small bits of plastic that we found all around our playground and field. We identified that a lot of our rubbish came from the small straws in drink cartons, yoghurt wrappers and foil.

in the church car park we found a wide range of rubbish, from glass bottles to a large fly-tip!

Term 4

Sorbus Torminalis

'Service' tree planting

 

It was with great pleasure that we were invited to support Sheldwich W.I. in their ceremony to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth’s long and remarkable reign.

As part of this commemoration, Sheldwich W.I. asked Eco-council and School council to help Lady Sondes and the W.I. to plant a tree (Sorbus Torminalis, 'Service Tree' part of the Rowan species) by the side of Sheldwich village green near to the village hall.

It was a wonderful opportunity and experience, which we all enjoyed immensely.

We joined the W.I. for refreshments afterwards ...

Take a look at our online Christmas card with the link below...

 

https://www.greenvelope.com/card/OYkk45g/0

 

Miss Whorlow used her I.T. skills to produce it with the help of Greenvelope.

We are pleased to inform you that Greenvelope will plant a tree for every online card we send.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

Tremendous 'Tree news' continues on our Special Days and Events page...

 

We were invited by  Sheldwich Parish Council to be part of the Queen's Green Canopy Tree Planting along Dayton Road.  Great fun and learning was had in the crisp winter weather. Fabulous photos capturing the moment are posted on the Special Days and Events page.

 

 

Term 2

Bulb planting

 

We had great fun planting crocus bulbs in the Well-being garden and learning about best conditions for different plants to grow in.

2022

Term 1

Eco-Council meeting

 

It was wonderful to meet with the new, and very enthusiastic, Eco-Council representatives to talk about ideas that they would like to focus on this year. They were full of great ideas and so many of them were focused on looking after the local environment and surroundings. 

Their ideas and suggestions have formed an action plan for the year ahead:

 

* Make bug hotels to promote caring for the environment

* Support Hedgehogs being cared for in our environment
* Promote recycling in school
* Litter pick around Sheldwich

* Extend our planting in the sensory garden and well-being garden.
 

 

I am looking forward to working with such a committed and inspirational Eco-Council.

 

Mrs C Lay

Rex has totally embraced his Eco-council role and has supported the local community litter picking.

Well done Rex, very proud of you smiley

Anything below this point is for academic year 2021/22

 

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Welcome to our Eco Council Representatives for 2021/2022:

Class 1 Matilda & Henry

Class 2 Lotty & Josh

Class 3 Tilly & Felix

Class 4 Elsa & Max

Class 5 Sophie & Frank

Class 6 Beah & Ethan

Term 5

 

During Term 5 Class 2 have been looking at Oceans and, as part of a homework project, they produced posters to highlight the problem of pollution.

Thank you Class 2, these posters are now displayed around the school and we are very supportive of the messages they convey.

A sample of these poster are on the slide show below...

Term 4

Term 4 has been very exciting for both the Eco-Council and School Council. At the end of Term 3, we had been invited to take part in the local planting of an avenue of trees to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but the plans did not come to fruition! Consequently, the children took matters into their own hands and have planted their own trees in our school grounds!

 

The Class 6 representatives from School Council and Eco-Council planted an apple tree in our vegetable garden.

 

All children had great fun digging a hole, preparing the soil and planting oak saplings around the school boundary.

 

All children gleefully planted strawberry plants, kindly donated by Mr Meyer. We are hoping for a bumper strawberry harvest to accompany our cream tea to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign.

Term 3

 

When we met this term, Eco-Council were very concerned about the amount of litter they see on the way to school so we decided to undertake a litter pick through the woods and in to the church car park. Very limited litter was found in the woods but we were sad to find a lot of litter in the church car park; black sacks were filled! 

Good work, Eco-Council.

Term 2

 

It was with gusto that the Eco-council met this term. Fired up by the lack of ability to re-cycle paper due to the council putting all our waste into one lorry, we wrote a letter to our MP and Swale Council requesting recycle collection from our school.

The children were also very inspired by our STEM week in school and particularly influenced by Mrs Blair's presentation, discussion and tasks focusing on climate change, recycling and environmental issues. As a result, the Eco-Council decided to recycle the egg boxes that were collected in that week (for a STEM activity) and build a castle out of them! Little Hedgehogs were the excited recipients of the new build ... 

It's up to us

Sheldwich Primary School are the proud recipients of a book commissioned by The Prince of Wales. Each page is beautifully illustrated by a current artist demonstrating the wonderful but fragile world that we live in. The Eco-Council representatives showed their class book to their peers during STEM week.

2021

Term 1

Eco-Council meeting

 

It was with great pleasure that I met with the Eco-Council representatives to talk about ideas that they would like to focus on this year. They were full of wonderful ideas about how we could help raise awareness of the importance of looking after the world in which we live. Indeed, many of their suggestions were the same and overlapped each other yes

Their ideas and suggestions have formed an action plan for the year ahead:

 

* Make bug hotels to promote caring for the environment

* Support Hedgehogs being cared for in our environment
* Promote recycling in school
* Litter pick around Sheldwich
* Research how we can help the bees

 

 

I am looking forward to working with such a committed and inspirational Eco-Council.

 

Mrs C Lay

 

 

 

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