St Mary's are proud to be an Eco School|
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 school life.
Our mission as an Eco school is to help bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in our schools are followed through into homes and communities.
Since 2003 we have worked together to create an ethos in which children, staff and parents are aware of our mission and work together towards the same Eco goals.
All of the Eco activity in our school is driven by the children and our Eco comittee in particular. You can find out about some of the things we do by looking at photos from some of our events and by reading the minutes of our meetings.
ECO Action Day.|
Here are some photos from our Eco Action day which we had recently.
Last week children in Infant 2 and Junior 4 worked alongside PROSPECTS to plant Willow cuttings on the field. They were placed along the South-East boundary at the bottom of the slope.
We hope that as the Willow grows it may draw up some of the water which makes the field so wet, allowing it to be used by the children for more of the year.
On Saturday 19th March, children, parents, staff and helpers spent the morning clearing and looking after the areas in and outside our school. They tackled the problematic area on the other side of the stream which has become somewhat of a dumping ground for some local residents.
We will be trying to work with the Council to see how this can be prevented in future.
They planted onions in the garden and Hope did an excellent job pruning the raspberry and blackcurrant bushes.
This was part of the 'Clean for the Queen' campaign to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. During the week, in school Junior 1 wore crowns that they had made when they did litter picking in the school grounds.
Make a Splash! for CAFOD|
Junior 4 and Infant 2 enjoyed a United Utilities ‘Water Workshop’ on Wednesday 24th February. They learned about the water cycle and the importance of saving water. They will spread the word – watch out for the ‘Saving water pledge’!
We also enjoyed a CAFOD ‘Make a Splash’ assembly on 17th March, arranged by Alana, so that we can begin to understand about global water poverty. It was also St. Patrick’s Day and we all came dressed in green, raising £107.90 for CAFOD.
Fairtrade Fortnight Thanks|
Thank you for all of your support during Fairtrade Fortnight. We had a Fairtrade assembly led by Katie from 'One Planet' with children from Junior 5. We recieved £72.55 in donations at the Fairtrade Café and we served our Fairtrade crumbly banana squares baked by our very own Healthy Cookery Club.