On Wednesday in Eco Week the whole school learned what Biodiversity means and why it is so important to look after the huge range of wildlife in our world, from the tiniest organisms to the biggest mammals.The younger pupils learned about food chains and what can happen if one small part of it is disrupted. Then one of the youngest pupils was turned into a Biodiversity Officer!
Our older pupils learned about how long it has taken for life to evolve on the planet and how easy it is for us to damage our world.
Stuart Macpherson, the council’s biodiversity officer, told us all about it in a fun way that cetainly got the children thinking about this issue. Thanks Stuart!
Biodiversity on PhotoPeach
Our final activity of Eco Week was to make a giant world out in the playground using the clothes we had collected for the Rag Bag recycling bin. Everyone had a chance to help to fill the outline of our world up with items of clothing, shoes, curtains blankets and other textiles. At the end P2 packed all the clothes away and put them in the Rag Bag bin. Good news! The bin is full again and we have 4 more bags to go in. This means more money for the school.Thank you to everyone who sent in items for recycling over the week. It was all used – more than once, and our Eco Week was a great success.
Rag Bag Art on PhotoPeach
The sun shone for us again and everyone from P1-P7 had great fun on Thursday afternoon playing the games that the Eco Committee had planned for our very special Eco Sports afternoon. We shot at football targets with homemade newspaper footballs, played skittles with plastic bottles and more homemade balls, ran an obstacle race to sort the rubbish, and flapped fish in the school hall. Occasionally the wind played havoc with our equipment, but everyone agreed later that the afternoon was a great success.
eco sports on PhotoPeach
Today saw the start of our Eco Week. We began with Green Day – everyone wore something green. We wanted everyone to start the week thinking about what it means to be ‘Green’.
Look at all the happy faces – we love being Eco Friendly at Aberlady Primary!
Green Day on PhotoPeach
At lunch time the whole school went outside for an Eco picnic. We invited parents, relatives and friends to join us and the sun shone to make it a great success! What is an Eco picnic? It is a picnic where we use recyclable and reusable packaging, and where we think about the air miles that our food has travelled to get to us.
More happy faces!Eco Picnic on PhotoPeach
Tuesday afternoon was the Big Waste Challenge. The school (P1-P7) were mixed together into groups and had to use junk and masking tape to make robots or famous landmarks. Can you see the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben or the Forth Railway Bridge? What about Cockenzie Power Station or The Taj Mahal? You cannot miss the crowds of robots that look as if they may take over Aberlady Primary! Well done to all the groups across the school. You made a fabulous job of turning junk into something much more interesting!Eco Challenge on PhotoPeach