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Eco Warriors

Welcome to our Eco Page

 

We have an Eco Warrior team which comprises of two representatives elected from each class in Years 1 – 6. The team meets every half term to discuss current issues around the 10 elements and how they may be addressed in school.

 

To gain the Green Flag Award our school had to be seen to be addressing the following ten elements:

 

  • Energy

  • Litter

  • School grounds

  • Waste 

  • Global perspectives

  • Biodiversity

  • Water

  • Healthy living

  • Transport

  • Marine

 

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: -

 

http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/

 

 

Amberley Eco Warriors 

 

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. 

 

 

 

What's been happening?

Our 2019 Green Flag Success!! 

Our Eco Flag Award was up for renewal in the Summer Term of 2019. We took part in an 'Environmental Review' and assessed our school on the 10 different elements that are included in the Green Flag Award. 

 

We had a fantastic discussion about the areas that we believe we needed to work on. After that, we created a 'Action Plan'. We wrote down what we were going to do to improve our areas of development. We worked hard on our 5 'Action Plan' targets.

 

On the 13th June 2019, we had a special visitor visit our school to assess if we could achieve and maintain our Green Flag Award! 

We took our visitor on a tour of the school and school grounds. After that, we discussed all 10 elements of the Green Flag and what we were doing in and outside of school to help the environment. 

The Eco Warriors were absolutely amazing! The assessor commented on how friendly, caring and enthusiastic the children were. We waited a long two weeks to hear back from our assessor. We achieved our Green Flag Award! 

 

Invention Shed Fun 

Invention Sheds are designed to integrate a creative approach across the curriculum.

 

The Shed 

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. 

 

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Gardening 

 

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.

 

Summer Fayre

 

Look at the garden - so many people visited  and commented on the garden during the Summer Fayre.

 

      

 

                     

                                                                                                                                         Our first strawberry!

 

Amberley Grand Spring Clean Up

 

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!

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