Our school Eco-Council is keen to encourage care for the environment and sustainable living. Children vote for their class Eco -Ambassadors who then attend Eco-Council meetings at least once a short term together with our Eco teacher, Miss Grocutt and Celia Hawkesworth from Sustainable Kirtlington.
Our Eco Council has been interested in supporting wildlife in our area. We arranged a successful fundraising event raising £230 for the Hedgehog Sanctuary in Bicester. We found quiet areas in the school grounds to place hedgehog homes to encourage hedgehogs to visit and bird boxes have been nailed to trees to support local birds.
The Eco Council was involved in improving the pond area with the help of a £50 grant from Sustainable Kirtlington for which the children applied. This was used to buy a small tree suitable for the pond area. We also received pond edging from Sky Gardens and planted a selection of plants donated by Jean Leeming. The children also planted spring bulbs in the sensory garden which we hope will brighten the area come Spring and will encourage wildlife to visit our pond area and sensory garden.
We encourage children to think about a healthy lifestyle and how to protect and conserve our environment and its resources.
Eco Top Tip
Our top tip for this month is to swap clingfilm for bees wax wraps