Park Street loves to celebrate individual achievements and we would love to share with you one of our “Rainbows” special mission! Rae is a fantastic member of Team CW and her mission is to make our world a lovely place to be by getting rid of all the litter! Rae cares deeply about the environment and has been inspired to buy her own litter pick and go with her family at weekends to rid the world of litter!
Rae says “It’s helping the Earth so animals don’t get tangled in the rubbish. I enjoy doing it because it helps. I hope people will see me doing it and put their rubbish in the bin.”
What a truly amazing act that not only makes our community a beautiful place to be, but also makes it safe for wildlife too! Keep making a difference Rae, you are a SUPERSTAR!
Now school life is getting back to normal after class bubbles, the Eco Reps have been getting into the swing of things caring for our local community! The Eco Reps were lucky to be joined by local community group “Twiggs” who accompanied us on a litter pick on Park Street and surrounding area. We were completely astounded by the amount of litter we collected from such a small area, approximately 8 large bin bags! Not only were we shocked about the amount but also the types of rubbish people disposed of in the street and where they threw it! We found bottles, cans and wrappers stuffed behind the bus stop and Christmas wrapping paper amongst other Christmas rubbish in the salt bin in our local housing estate!
The Eco Reps really felt they made such a difference to our community and have asked to complete another litter pick next half term as there was so much more rubbish we didn’t get time to collect. They are also wondering if the places we cleared litter from will still be litter free, so our fingers are crossed they are!
They all represented Park Street wonderfully and the Twiggs team were proud of their achievements too! We would like to give a special mention to Mrs Chavan, one of our school governors, who accompanied us on our litter pick! THANK YOU!
You are probably already doing lots of things that help you go green, such as turning off the tap when brushing your teeth or turning off lights or the TV when you leave a room. If you are looking for more inspiration about how to help the planet here are some ideas you may wish to try.
- Reuse boxes and bottles to make models
- Grow your own fruit or veg
- Make a bird feeder
- Make some egg shell planters
- Create a worm farm
- Make your own paper
- Make seedbombs https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-make-wildflower-seed-balls
If you have any other ideas about things you do at home to help the environment please get in touch at email@example.com and put FAO Miss Clementson in the subject box and I will add them to our blog!
"Tree Tools for Schools" has loads of great activities for you to try at home to learn more about the environment. There are spotter sheets, idials, activities, scavenger hunts and more.
Here are some activities you could try at home to learn more about the environment.
Newsround have released their latest "Your Planet" episode. This episode focuses on Earth Day and the issues we face globally to tackle pollution.
Being an Eco Rep means you care about the environment and want to make a difference to our world. Every little change you make will have a positive impact on your local area and the wider world. If you are interested in making a difference, especially during your time at home, then Blue Peter have a badge for you! Making a difference is an easy thing to do and their website has information about how you can achieve their green badge. The details are on their website here:
If you wish to find out more about what other children have done to achieve their badge watch the short video here
CBBC have released some information to support Earth Day 2020.
There are quizzes, facts, videos, songs and tips about how to go green. Check out there website
There are 20 Eco Reps in school. Two children are chosen from each class from Reception to Year 6 and are voted for by their peers. The role of the Eco Reps is to make our school green! There are many ways that we can do this and we have already taken part in some fun activities this year including;
- "The Great British Spring Clean" where the Tidy Team accompanied us on a litter pick on Park Street to make the area clean and safe.
- We have been on a litter pick within our school grounds and focused on cleaning our nature area. We were amazed at the amount of rubbish we collected!
- "The Big Schools Birdwatch". We made bird feeders using lard and bird seed. We hung them from the trees in our nature area to feed the birds during winter time when food is scarce. We also took part in the birdwatch and recorded and sent off the results. We saw some Wood Pigeons, a Blue Tit and Blackbirds.
We had some more fun activities planned for this year to help learn about birds as the birdwatch really inspired us to learn more! We were due to have a visit from a bird sanctuary. They were going to bring some owls and birds of prey for us to learn about so hopefully this can be rearranged. We were also due a visit from the "Bug Man" who was going to teach us about caring for the environment and how to attract bugs to boost the ecosystem within school.
Our overall aim is to educate others in school and to understand how we can all make small changes that will impact locally and globally. We meet every few weeks to discuss important issues and take part in activities.
Welcome to our Eco Reps blog! The blog will be used to share activities and information during the school closure and beyond and will continue to showcase what the Eco Reps have been achieving throughout the year. If there is anything you would like the Eco Reps to explore, any activities you would like to try or anything you think is really important to add to the blog then please let Miss Clementson know.
Wombwell Park Street Primary School,
Telephone: 01226 752029
Office staff will be happy to assist you with any enquiries and direct you to the relevant staff as necessary. Our Leadership team will always be happy to help, as will our Parent Support Advisor Carol Hitchens.
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ECM Trust: http://www.ecmtrust.org/index.html