You may have noticed some children in school have been digging up the turf around where the bike pods are currently located. Our School Eco Committee are exploring how we can increase the biodiversity of our school grounds. The children decided that we could create a grass meadow on our site and add some trees. We have planted 30 trees from the Woodland Trust and sowed the seeds of a plant called Yellow Rattle as well as wild flower seeds. The seeds will germinate after a cold winter and over the coming years we look forward watching this area to develop in future years, We are very grateful to the parents and pupils from the Eco Committee who were able to work on this during and after and school and are particularly grateful to Alex Clark for her support and guidance.
Year 6 Meet Alex Chalk to Discuss Environmental Issues
Four pupils from Year Six were invited to attend a conference with Alex Chalk to discuss issues around COP 26 as well as more local issues. All four pupils were invited to ask a question which raised issues such as the need for more clean energy for charging cars, location of charging points, funding to improve schools to reduce the CO2, reduce costs for public transport and the introduction of no idling zones in the local area.
Our four pupils spoke with confidence and clarity and Alex Chalk’s responses clarified the issues around funding as well as the responsibilities of the local council.
The Seven Steps to Eco-Schools Green Flag Success
Eco-Schools in more than 70 countries around the world follow the same Seven Step framework, which has been designed to place young people in control of environmental actions in their school, local community and beyond.
Our first step is for the children to form a committee to guide the school and children through an action plan to support a reduction in our CO2 footprint as well as enhance our school grounds and become more environmentally friendly.
We are looking for children who care deeply about environmental issues and want to take steps to improve our planet. We will be following the seven steps to gain the Eco-Schools Green Flag. Follow this link to find out more about the seven steps to success.
We are looking for a child to represent each class as well as some additional Year 6 children to support the meetings at Benhall Infant School. The plan is for the two schools to work closely together to support both Benhall Residents Association plan to reduce CO2 in the local area as well as improve the school grounds.
If you are interested in representing your class, please write a letter to Mr Sim outlining why you believe you would be a successful representative for your class. Letters need to be returned to Mr Sim by Monday 20th September.
We are looking for someone with the following qualities:
Responsibilities - You will:
In your letter, you could :
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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