Eco Celebration Day
The Eco group are celebrating all the hard work they have put in to transform the school courtyard this Monday 25th June between 11am and 12pm. They are making a display of the work they have done over the last 5 years and will be taking visitors on tours of the courtyard.
All parents/friends/family are welcome to drop into school during this time and be shown round by an eco-rep. We hope to see you there!
The children and staff from the kite room helped the eco group monitor the success of the house litter bins. They completed a litter pick up in the playground. They collected 1/2 a bag of litter. In comparision to the 2 bags we collected before introducing the new bins, this is much better. Well done to P1-4, there was hardly any litter in their playgrounds. P5-7, you need to kept on working hard to use the bins.
Lois, the P7a eco-rep and Miss Johnson judged all the entries for the eco-code competition. It was very hard because there were lots of fantastic entries! In the end we combined quite a few ideas from P2/3 so instead of having 1 winner we are giving it to the whole class! A special mention though to Eve for her beautiful picture and Finlay for the work he did at home. Click on the link to see P2/3′s winning entry: Windygoul Primary Eco Code
The eco-group are holding a school wide competition to make up the school’s eco-code. We will get back to you soon with the winning entry. The code should sum up everything we are trying to do to make the school more eco-friendly. Speak to your teacher if you would like to take part.
The eco group are working hard with Mr Bonnar making the recycled green house out of plastic bottles we collected next year. It should be finished soon.
Earlier this month the Eco Group organised a clothes recycling bin for the foyer of the school. It was collected and weighted today by the Nessie Company and the Eco Group received over £55 for the clothes collected! This was a tremendous amount of money to make in 3 weeks. Thank you very much to everyone who handed in unwanted clothes. The Eco Group are going to spend the money on fruit and veg plants for classes to plant in the courtyard.
The big yellow bin is now empty and ready to be filled again, so please hand in any old clothes, shoes or bags.
Thanks for your support.
The eco-group are planning on saving and recycling water by adding a water butt to the courtyard. We are looking for any plumbers or DIY enthusiasts who have any left over
Please get in touch with the janitor Mr Bonner if you can help us.
- Clothes Recycling – please put any unwanted clothes, bags and shoes into the yellow bin in the school foyer. The bin will be weighted fortnightly and the eco group will receive money for every kg weighed.
- House litter bins – each playground has 4 coloured litter bins. Put your litter into your house’s bin. The bin with the most litter will win extra points for their house!
Our eco group have carried out a review of how eco friendly our school is and have agreed some action points. This year we have decided to focus on:
2. Waste Minimisation
3. School Grounds
The eco group have already spoken at assembly about the litter problem and have lots of other activities coming up.
Our new eco group have had our first 2 meetings.
We have found that we have a problem with litter in our playground. We are going to speak to all the children in assembly to tell them not to drop litter and to help by volunteering at break with a litter-picker. So remember, DON’T DROP LITTER IN THE PLAYGROUND!
Welcome to our new P1 eco reps!
The eco group have been hard at work this term. We have cleared the pond of all its algae and weeds – a very dirty job! We have planned out our mini beast area and made a list of all the dangers for the risk assessment. We have started to prepare all the hazel wood we collected to make it into a new fence.
We have set up a bird watching area outside the library window and are putting out seeds and fat cakes for the birds. So far we have seen black birds, pied wag tails and crows!
Next week we are having some trees delivered to the school which we are going to get to plant. Also, all the bulbs that we planted in September are starting to show, we even have some crocuses in flower!
The eco group are working on developing a mini beast area. They have met with Leigh Shearer (ranger) and are focussing on the fence this term. P4-7 are going on a trip to Longniddry to cut wood for the fence. The eco group are looking for a joiner to help them by constructing a platform beside the pond so that children can pond dip safely.
With Mr Bonner’s help, the eco group are going to make a recycled green house out of plastic bottles. They would like everyone to collect 2 litre plastic bottles for this.
The group have also planted lots of bulbs so we have flowers in spring time.
The Eco group have organised for Hopscotch Theatre to perform ‘What a load of rubbish’ on 18th March. We hope to learn a lot about recycling from the performance.
We are delighted to announce that after all the hard work of our Eco group, we have been awarded the Silver Eco Award. We are now aiming for our Green Flag which requires a considerable amount of work from everyone.
Windygoul Primary School has been built using a variety of eco-friendly materials. As you will see from the photos, the building is mainly wood, with a seedam grass roof and solar panels.
Our Eco group have recently organised a rota of helpers to perform litter and composting duties! Many children have volunteered to help out and the results should be tidy playgrounds all round the school. New ‘litter pickers’ have been purchased, along with small composting bins which will hopefully be filled on Mondays and Tuesdays when we have our ‘Fruit Only’ days.
Recently pupils from P3 to P7 were elected to our Eco Group.