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Laudato Si

In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us all to: ‘work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.’

 

 “Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue;
it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.”
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

What do our Eco Warriors do?

Eco-Warriors are pupils in Year 5 who have an active role in school.  Our Eco Warriors meet regularly with Mrs Smith to discuss ways of improving our school to make it more environmentally friendly. The Eco Warriors have opportunities to share their ideas as well as influence decisions that are made and then feedback important information to the classes. Each week, the Eco Warriors are in charge of planting, weeding and litter picking around the school.

 

They actively promote:-

Recycling:

  • Paper
  • Card
  • Plastic
  • Food

 

Saving energy:

  • Switching off lights
  • Switching off ICT equipment, rather than leaving it on standby
  • Closing doors to keep heat in

 

Conserving energy:

  • Water taps are turned off
  • Taking care of our equipment so that it lasts well
  • Using resources in a way that minimises waste

 

Care for the environment

  • Encourage walking rather that using cars to travel to school.
  • Using litter bins to keep our school and local area clean
  • Designing our school grounds to be rich habitats for wildlife

RHS School Gardening Awards

 

Level 1- We had to starting our school's gardening journey and getting growing.

Level 2- Our gardening began to supports wellbeing, use pupils' ideas and we developed new growing skills.

Level 3-  We had to learn about planet-friendly gardening, growing a range of plants and keeping our plants healthy.

Level 4- We had to link gardening to the curriculum and garden to support wildlife.

Level 5-  We have been gardening with our community, gardening through the seasons and planning for the future.

 

               

Woodland Trust Green Tree Award

How the award works

Schools are rewarded points for doing environmental projects such as tree planting, reducing CO2 emissions and visiting woods. You collect points for each activity you complete, progressing through bronze, silver and gold levels up to the prestigious platinum award.  We currently have 8 points and the Bronze award.

 

 

Sunflower Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

F1

4cm

13cm

23cm

32cm

46cm

F2

3.5cm

26.5cm

42cm

56cm

88cm

1W

0cm

7.5cm

10.5cm

18cm

42cm

2C

0cm

2.5cm

9cm

19.5cm

43cm

2N

1cm

4.1cm

7cm

12.5cm

0cm

3H

1cm

6.5cm

12cm

18cm

22cm

3S

1cm

7cm

9.5cm

10cm

12cm

4G

3cm

9cm

14cm

20cm

24cm

4P

4.5cm

9.5cm

15cm

23cm

29cm

5AS

3.5cm

9cm

14cm

14.5cm

17cm

5S

4.5cm

11cm

15cm

18cm

21cm

6B

5.5cm

9cm

9cm

10cm

0cm

6CE

0cm

4cm

0cm

0cm

0cm

Office

0cm

5cm

7cm

11cm

14cm

Donations from Tesco Prestwich

Laudato Si

On the 26th March the Eco Warriors and Mrs Smith went on a trip to The Laudato Si' Center at Wardley Hall.   We took part in many activities and we learnt more about how to care for our common home.  The instructors taught us how to create a fire safely, whittle sticks to a point and how to create crosses out of sticks.  We even played some games in the forest.  Later, we went into the walled garden and watered a variety of plants as they explained how to look after them.   We really enjoyed our time at the center and we have brought back some wonderful ideas that we can do at our school.

 

Mary’s statue

Great Spring Clean

We also took part in the ‘Great Spring Clean’. We got into small teams and collected all of the litter from our school and the surrounding area. We couldn’t believe how much litter there actually was. In just a few weeks we collected three bin bags of rubbish!