Eco-schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of the school.
Moldgreen Community Primary School previously held the Bronze award. Following a staff absence, the committee is now due to be re-established to continue their positive work to help ensure we can look after the environment.
The committee will be established in the new year, with a representative from each class who will meet at least once every half term in order to discuss the actions the school needs to take.
The committee will be using this website, a display board in school and assemblies to share news about new initiatives to make the school more sustainable
Trees for Learning
We were very lucky recently to have been approached by the Trees for Learning group. They came to the school to help 3LG plant over 100 saplings on our school field. We planted oaks, birch and rowan trees, which we hope will grow, providing a habitat for a range of wildlife, as well as helping to purify the air and giving the children somewhere fun to play and explore.
We have a battery recycling point in the school office. If you have any batteries that are no longer usable, please bring them in to the school and deposit them in the box.
Mrs Yates and Mrs Fahy have been running a range of crafts clubs throughout the year. During the final half term of 2016 they ran a project with some children to create fashion from rubbish and they showed off their final work during a fashion show to the whole school. The results were spectacular, as seen in the pictures. Do you think you could design recycled clothes?
Empty Classroom Day
On Friday 17th June 2016, many of the teachers chose to take lessons outside as part of the Eco Schools Empty Classroom Day. Despite the dodgy weather, the children loved having the chance to take learning outdoors and many have asked whether we can do this again. Here are some pictures of what we got up to.
The Environment in our Curriculum
Across the school, we try to make sure that we include learning about the environment within our currriculum. The whole school looked at the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and Year 2 focussed their learning on the effect of pollution in our oceans. You can find out more about their work and our Global Learning here.
Many children in the school looked at and wrote newspaper reports about the floods that happened in December, and as part of their work they discussed the environmental issues that had led to such severe flooding. There is an example of a Year 6 report below.
A number of year groups have visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park over the last term. Year 3 have done some work researching and writing about habitats of different animals. Years 5 and 6 visited Chester Zoo as part of their rainforest topic and among other work, they have learnt a lot about the impact of deforestation on habitats and the environment.