Our latest project:
In the middle of our school we have a 'quad' area. Recently, this area has been cleared as it had been getting particularly messy and overgrown. Before February 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.