Our Eco Warriors are celebrating the successful renewal of our Green flag! We are very happy and proud of our achievement - our third green flag!!
To gain the Green Flag Award our school had to be seen to be addressing the following nine elements:
We have an Eco Warrior team which comprises of two representatives elected from each class in Years 2 – 6. The team meets every half term to discuss current issues around the 9 elements and how they may be addressed in school.
Every new project undertaken at school takes environmental consequences into consideration as we try to minimize the impact on our environment.
To find out more about the Green Flag Award, go to: -
A great big thank you to all the Eco Warrior applications that we received this year. It's great to know that our children have high values and care about the environment around us. The children have risen to the challenge of representing Amberley Primary as the face of our valued eco-code.
Invention Sheds are designed to integrate a creative approach across the curriculum.
Our Amberley Invention Shed is kitted out with:
• Workbench handmade with recycled wood
• Display units handmade with recycled wood
• Communication Wall with whiteboard and message box
• The best of our reclaimed materials,
re-stocked every 8 weeks
• A full tool kit and training on how to use it
• A home-school recycling kit
• A bin, doormat and dustpan & brush
Invention Sheds provides a purpose-built facility for schools and we are lucky to house our very own invention shed at Amberley Primary.
We use the shed as much as possible here at Amberley: at lunchtimes; for after school clubs; to work with small group interventions and we even squeeze a session in at break times.
It's great to see children up and down the school show enthusiasm for working in the shed and creating their very own inventions.
As well as being used for small groups, whole classes have utilised the shed for their own class learning, whether it has been English through to Art and Design, the shed is always being used.
Here at Amberley we are working alongside Enviroclothes.
This is a charity that reduces the environmental impact of clothing by collecting it for reuse.
Here's some photographs from our recent assembly. We learned about the impact that waste has on our environment and especially the impact that our old and damaged clothing has on the world.
We are collecting our old clothing and supporting this charity by helping them deliver defibrillators to local schools and services.
It's not everyday you get to find out where your rubbish actually goes! Although it doesn't sound like the most luxurious place to visit, we had a great time on our trip to O'Brien's Waste Recycling Center in Wallsend.
We found out some great information; what happens with our waste when it gets there, how it's sorted and the journey it takes after O'Brien's.
The gardening club has started again! So much has been planted - cabbages, radishes, beans, garlic and so much more.
We have continued to develop the garden.
Thank you to the Eco Warriors and grandparents who helped and to the amazing volunteers from BT who traveled a long way to help us.
Look at the garden - so many people visited and commented on the garden during the Summer Fayre.
Our first strawberry!
On Friday, we cleaned up our school grounds.
In the morning, we had a massive litter pick of the school field, cleaned the school yards and washed all the outdoor toys.
Waldo the dog and his environmental wardens came to help.
In the afternoon, the Eco Warriors, children, parents and grandparents tackled the garden.
Now we are ready to plant.
We are ready for the summer!
Year 4's topic this term is Rainforests. Look at what they are doing.
Last week they visited the Sunderland Winter Gardens.