Primary Four participated in a litter picking morning in St. Gabriel’s School and Church grounds. We surveyed the types of litter we found in our school grounds and created pie charts and bar graphs which can be found on our school ECO board. We all thoroughly enjoyed the morning. A big thank you to all the parent helpers and Lee Bryant from Preston Lodge High school who were a big help on the day. It was great practice for our Beach Clean on the 19th of April.
Eco Committee Meeting 5.12.11
Miss Murphy – Eco Coordinator and Eco Working Party
Mrs Murray – Eco Working Party
Mrs Hood – Eco Working Party
Claire Baillie P7
Caitlin Burnett P7
Abbey Morgan P6
Roma Aitken P4
Mrs Aitken – parent
1)Discussion about the role of the Pupil Eco Reps:
-Taking ownership of eco board
-Promote 3 whole school topics :
Term 2: Litter, Term 3 Waste Minimisation (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle), Term 4: Health and Wellbeing
-To go round classes to remind of litter evidence and collect any examples
-To go round classes to take photographs of the 2 eco warriors per class
-Ask other children about their ideas to link in with the wider community
-Adding to the eco page of the school website
-Take photos of the eco assembly
-To remind teachers and playground supervisors to award house points for picking up litter.
2)Wider Community – Mrs Murray offered to help Eco reps one lunchtime to write an email to PL to find out more information about their eco work/competition details.
3)Miss Murphy informed us that we need to carry out an Environmental Review for the school.
4)Need action plan for the three whole school topics – Miss Murphy to look into this.
5)Wider Community – Beach clean “Adopt a Beach” – still to hear back from PL student (Mrs Aitken informed us of a beach clean her and Roma had done previously where they did it in front of the Gothenburg).
7)Mrs Aitken informed us that Kirk street church have a group that go out once a month and choose an area to pick up litter in. Council provided litter picking equipment.
8)Mrs Aitken suggested possibility of asking CDT department in PL if they could make bird feeders?
9) Mrs Murray suggested an area of the Grounds that could be adopted as an “eco area” – bug house, log piles etc – cross-curricular links
10)P6+7 have recently made a vegetable patch next to P1+2 playground
11)Abbey suggested doing a mini project related to vegetable patch/eco area.
12)Caitlin suggested getting a bird bath.
13)Mrs Aitken informed us that a lady who is a member of Friends of the Earth has recently moved to Prestonpans – to look in to possible visit to the school in the new year.
14)Next Meeting: Monday 6th February at 3:30pm
All of the classes are being given the opportunity to make an effective contribution to our whole school eco-schools litter project! We have a weekly class rota system and P1, P2 and P3 so far have had the opportunity to use the special litter picker equipment and wear the Litter Patrol vests.
Today we held our first eco assembly of the year. Members of the P3 and P4 class did an eco presentation and informed everyone of our first eco themed whole school project: LITTER.
“A rhyming rap for those wrappers!”
St Gabriel’s is an eco friendly school,
So if you pick up litter you are cool!
Remember, remember what everyone says,
We put wrappers in the bin, yes always!
P4 would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our Christmas Recycling project.
We have collected six full black bags of cards and one full bag of wrapping paper.
In January we set up our own Recycling Workshop in the classroom and worked in teams to sort through all of your bags. Here we are busy in the workshop!
Many of your cards will be reused in Christmas craft next year. In one of our pictures you can see us all sorting through cards and cutting out useful bits.
Everything that we cannot use is being recyled at the Recycling Plant in Macmerry.
Look out for more ECO news and projects coming soon!
Our 40th Anniversary will be celebrated in the week beginning 14th of May. We have planned some special events to mark the occasion of 40 years of St.Gabriels RC Primary on this site. The school opened in 1967, which for the children is the Dark Ages!
To help us share our history we are looking for items for a mini museum exhibition of items of interest from anytime from 1967 onward. Of course, if you have anything from the original St.Gabriel’s we would love to see that too.
Do you have any old report cards, textbooks, photos, old uniform or original clothing from the 60′s, toys etc? Our P7 pupils will take very good care of them and return them to you. They have had a lesson from East Lothian’s Museum service as part of their Enterprise work.
Don’t miss out on the fun! Check our calendar for the up & coming events!