At Bowsland Green we are committed to ensuring that our learning environment is the best that it can be. Our squad made a fantastic start last year by developing our conservation area and introducing a reward system for the class with the best learning environment. We hope that we can build on their hard work and continue to work alongside our staff and children to make our environment as exciting, forward thinking and as sustainable as it can be. We will be updating our page regularly so keep watching this space!
Hello and a big warm welcome from Bowsland Green’s Eco Squad! We are trying to make our world an even better place, so please keep an eye on our page to explore what we have been up to.
Some of our fabulous ideas for this year are:
- A beautiful, colourful garden with lots of lovely smells and places to relax
- Tyre planters around the outdoor classroom to decorate it
- Doing a litter pick
- Make some bird feeders
- Go on a bug hunt
- Have a waste-free lunch week
- See which Key Stage are the best recyclers
- Have a ‘Switch off fortnight’
- A recycling challenge (see the homemade puppets below!)
We know that we might not achieve all of these, so we will choose our favourites and work hard to achieve them!
If you want to help make a difference, you can recycle or make old things great again! Have a look at our upcoming post to see one idea of how! Also, make sure you put rubbish in the bin, as lots of animals are being hurt by the amount of plastic that ends up in the sea!
I’m a member of the Eco Squad!
I worked really hard to make these puppets out of a cardboard box that one of my toys came in. I made these out of card, tape and a straw. I cut out the figure from the bow and attached the straw on the back with tape. I really enjoyed playing with them with my friends and finding ways to reuse old, unwanted things!
This is just one of the ways that you could reuse your unwanted things! How many ways could you think of?
A few areas for improvement:
- Lights, laptops and projectors were left on when not in use. (Teachers you will be named and shamed so you have been warned!)
- More recycling needs to be carried out in classes.
- Some rubbish was found in school grounds.
- More use of outdoor learning in our conservation area and more coverage needed of environment issues within our curriculum.
From this we created an Action plan for the year
To see an example of our Environment Review, – Environment review
Our Wildlife Sanctuary
This year we are continuing our commitment to attract more wildlife to our woodland area by creating our very own wildlife sanctuary. So far we have created a bug hotel and replaced the existing pond with a new one. The squad have exciting plans to continue developing the sanctuary which will involve planting wildflowers for a butterfly garden, hanging bird feeders and creating shelter for animals which are under treat such as hedgehogs.
Making bird feeders
We have been using recycled materials to make bird feeders. We will be hanging the bird feeders on the trees at the end of the month so that they are ready for when the Autumn.
Today we have been clearing out the pond and releasing tadpoles into our new pond. The children are very excited to start using the Wildlife Sanctuary in their lessons.