At New Moston Primary, we believe that our children hold the key to sustainable change for the future of our amazing planet. We believe that from the very start of their school life children should be taught about the environment and the effects of humans on our planet. Throughout their time at our school, they are taught about eco-logical issues and encouraged to take action to make a difference. Our proud Eco Warriors lead this work throughout our school :)
Our current Eco Warriors
This term our Eco Warriors have been very busy trying to keep our school tidy. We have recognised that there is a litter problem across school, so every week the Eco Warriors go out into their playgrounds and do a litter pick. Even during the cold weather our children are committed to making our school a clean and safe place to play and learn.
Litter picking in the cold
As a large school there can be a lot of paper waste but our Eco Warriors are very good at encouraging their class members to recycle any unwanted paper into the class paper recycling bin. Then the Eco Warriors empty their class paper bin regularly into a more central bin which is then taken to a recycling centre.
The children in nursery planted some trees in our forest school area last term. They enjoyed working together and using a spade to dig holes for the trees. We are looking forward to observing them as they grow.
Have you seen our Quad? 🤩 🐛
Over the last few weeks, our amazing Gardening Club have been working hard to improve our Quad! They have been planting new bulbs and seeds, tidying the weeds, and have installed an amazing Bug Hotel gifted by the local community! What a wonderful place to eat our lunch on sunny afternoons! 😃
A huge shout out to...
Shazam, Josh, Chika (Beech Class), Maison and Harry (Cedar Class) for going above and beyond during their lunch time, cleaning up around the school and the quad. Your attitude towards cleaning our environment was inspirational today - keep it up boys! 👏
Eco Suggestion Box
Do you have an idea of how we can incorporate exciting, plant-based meals into our school lunches? Can you think of any innovative ways of protecting the environment around us, or saving on energy bills? Do you have any guidance for families at home about how to make better choices for our planet that we could include in the JLT newsletter? 🌎
Our Eco Suggestion Box, made lovingly by Dorothy from our Eco Warrior team, is open for business! Find it by Mrs Mitchell's office and slot in your suggestions at any time! 😃
Fantastic learning from our Year 3s!
This week, our year 3s learned all about the impact of climate change and how the problem can be reduced. They were able to produce these wonderful, informative posters based on what they had learned.
Eco Warrior Meeting - 23rd May 2022
Today in our Eco Meeting, we reviewed the outcomes of our recent questionnaire. We found that, as a school, we are excellent at promoting Global Citizenship through our curriculum. However, we need to improve in terms of Healthy Living, Energy and Biodiversity.
We have attached the draft action plan that we have mocked up as a result of today's meeting! Please take a look and keep an eye out for any ways you can get involved!
Eco Warrior - Draft Action Plan
Spring cleaning in the sunshine with year 5!
Welcome to our new Eco-Warrior page! 🌎🌲
Our fantastic team of Eco Warriors work hard to ensure our school is as friendly to the environmental as possible. Whether they're picking litter on our playgrounds to make safe spaces for crawling critters, or reminding teachers to switch off lights in empty classrooms, our Eco-Warriors are always seeking ways to work more sustainably and ethically.
This year, we're aiming to apply for Eco School's Green Flag Award. Watch this space for meeting minutes, action plans and pictures of our Eco Warrior's hard at work 💪 !