Y3 and Y4 have been auditing our Eco Schools work, checking on the progress of projects planned in the last Environmental review. We have completed a lot of projects over the past two years! Our next steps will be to draw up a new Action Plan and come up with some new Eco Codes.
Small Red Damselflies have been spotted and photographed in and around the new wetland area created by Y3 and Y4!
Y1 were the first children to see them as they followed their Spring Season Trail.
These photographs of our new outdoor classroom (planted by Y3 and Y4) were taken at the end of May, just before the half term break. Exciting!
Y2 have been busy planting in the African Keyhole Garden. So far, they have planted beans, sweetcorn, chard, spinach and marigolds. We will also be adding more kitchen waste to the composting basket.
Late April 2017. The bulbs and pond plants planted by Y2 and Y3 look healthy. The bog gardens were topped up with water during the dry spell.
Newts have been spotted in the pond!
If you look very carefully you can see the ‘wildlife ladders’ made by Reception. They were made from bundles of sticks tied together. Great work Reception!
Y4 have been researching, designing and constructing bird feeders. Adam Mason was inspired to build his own bird box at home.
Look at the clever features he has incorporated into his design. Can you see what they do and how they work?
Do you recognise another Mason creation in the last pic???
Y6 have been working with Jenny from ThinkTravel to find out how clean the air is around Cheltenham.
They started out by placing diffusion tubes in the school grounds and on the main approaches to the school. The tubes were sent away to a lab for analysis.
Jenny will be working with the children to interpret and present the data collected from the tubes as well as data gathered by a specialised air pollution monitoring van parked by the school entrance.
By the end of the project we will have contributed to an air quality map for Cheltenham.