Hi! Welcome to the greenest page on the website!
It's a new year and we've elected our new Eco Warriors...
Congratulations to: Sienna, April, Jemima, Sam, Katie, Harry, Jason and Holly!
This year, we are going to be looking at the school environment and its impact on nature. We are hoping to reveal a new project soon which will encourage wildlife within our school grounds.
Calling all Eco Warriors!
Our Eco Council would like you to join us in creating ecobricks!
What is an ecobrick?
“An ecobrick is a reusable building block created by packing clean and dry, used plastic, into a plastic bottle to a set density. Ecobricks enable us to take personal responsibility for our plastic.”
What is non-recyclable/single use plastic?
* The plastic around your toilet/kitchen rolls
* Plastic bags
* Plastic salad bags/vegetable packaging
* Plastic bags for frozen food.
* Film lids for meat/cheese etc.
How do I make one?
Why should I make an ecobrick?
There are a lot of things we can make with ecobricks! From furniture to houses, ecobricks can be really useful building tools. At Woodlea, we plan to use some at the school, but also to send some to building projects around the country.
Please help our Eco Warriors and the environment!
Woodlea Eco Warriors & Mrs Darby
P.S. – For more information visit https://www.ecobricks.org/
Big Battery Hunt FINAL totals!
School Total: 13167
1st Place - Amelie G with 7074
2nd Place - Emilia M with 1809
3rd Place - Amy H with 1329
4th Place - Summer B with 1090
** 30 children have taken part so far. Thank you! **
A HUGE thank you to everyone who brought batteries in!
In the middle of our school we have a 'quad' area. Last year, this area was been cleared as it had been getting particularly messy and overgrown. Before October half term we met in the quad to discuss what we thought would be the best thing to do with the quad. We thought of lots of ideas to make the quad a haven for local wildlife that we could then observe and study such as:
So far this year we have held a whole school 'Eco Week'.
Each year group looked at a particular area of the 3R's.
Yr 3: Learnt about how we could reduce the amount of waste we produce, or the amount of the Earth's resources we consume.
Yr 4: Learnt about how we could re-use things that would otherwise be thrown away - they made fantastic bird feeders and pencil holders out of plastic bottles.
Yr 5: Learnt about re-cycling and designed play areas using recycled materials.
Yr 6; Audited the habitats that are around our school and made suggestions for how they could be improved.
It is an exciting time for us at the moment, as our 'quad' area in the middle of school has recently been cleared of weeds. The Extreme Green team are going to play a key role in helping to decide how best to landscape the quad and make it an inviting wildlife habitat which can be used by future generations of Woodlea children.