Our latest project for Term 6 is to create habitats for beetles by re-purposing old plastic buckets.
Groups from Years 2, 4 & 5 have created these bijou beetle habitats around the school site - look out for the signs!
This is part of a wider campaign being promoted by the Wildlife Trusts and The Royal Horticultural Society in their Wild About Gardens scheme.
You can do this at home too - see below:
Front Garden Bric-a-Brac:
On Sunday 27th June, we ran our first Front Garden Bric-a-Brac sale in support of the theme of the 3 Rs of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle".
Green Day has been part of the school's summer programme for 5 years, although last year it could not be held.
All the classes go to enjoy both sporting and environmentally themes activities at the Parish Council's Hooper's Field and the Woodland Trust's Warneage Wood.
This year it was three sessions on 24th and 25th June. You can read more details and see a video on the Green Day page.
Wild Flower Meadow Update 17.06.21:
It's been a tricky spring, with cold and dry weather followed by very wet and now, hot and dry. The season is as much as 4 weeks behind a typical year, particularly compared to 2020.
However, nature adapts and our wild flower meadow area is beginning to develop. Now that it is not being cut, the grasses themselves plus buttercups, daisies, dandelions, clover and many other species which were already there, are able to flower and provide opportunities for pollinating insects. Also the denser undergrowth provides better cover for small creatures.
We're now beginning to see some of the plants that we have added, notably the Yellow Rattle, which was sown back in October and has been waiting for the right moment to appear.
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