Eco club January 2015

Mr Thomas who is the chair of governors at our school is now running EcoClub.

We meet every three weeks. This week our focus was the RSPB BIRDWATCH.
We identified lots of creatures residing in our school grounds, cleared the vegetable patch and investigated other animal homes.

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Thursday 26th June

A quick meeting outside as everybody wanted to play outside in the sun!
We looked at where to position our new birdhouse and discussed helping the PFA with their pre- loved uniform sale which is a type of recycling clothes we have grown out of!

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Thursday 13th March

Present: Ella H., James, Megan, Adam, Jennifer, Callie, Grace T. Samuel

Agenda: Wildlife, gardening and nature

Birdhouse; Jennifer reported back that her bird box is still in progress and James is giving his bird house to Adam or arrange a get together to get it finished.

Ella brought in some nature books to look at and it was agreed that we need more food, habitats to attract wildlife.
Miss I. Explained that we need money to improve our nature environment.
James suggested a scavenger hunt which was agreed we will do in the summer term.
Miss I. Suggested we approach PFA for a donation of money.
Samuel, Callie, Grace and James suggested bee and butterfly houses.

Mr Ellard and Mr Thomas have contacted Miss I. to see if the school could use help again with the school garden. Eco- Action them took a vote and thought this was a good idea.
It was discussed whether we would prefer vegetables, fruit and flowers. Miss Ibotson proposed that all the team think about what we would like to grow and we will talk about it again by Monday. Miss Ibotson will then contact Mr Ellard to arrange a visit.

Miss Ibotson explained that we are are working for a green flag award and everybody will need to be a committed Eco team member.

Jennifer and Megan reported back that they haven’t been turning off lights. Miss Ibotson showed Megan and Jennifer were all the lights switches are in the central area.

Date of next meeting Monday 17th March.

Meeting closed at 12.50pm

Eco-Action Team Thursday 16th January 2014

Meeting opened 12.05 pm
Present: Ella H., Grace T., Callie, Adam, James, Samuel, Megan, Jennifer, Miss Ibotson

Agenda: Wildlife around the school

Over a working lunch Eco Club would like to encourage more wildlife into the school grounds and to encourage other pupils to look after wildlife such as bugs, birds and worms.
James suggested a wildlife area and said they have one at Middle School. Ella told us about Titchmarsh School’s wildlife area.
Adam looked up RSPB on the Internet and James told us that he is a member of the RSPB.
Discussing making posters to encourage more care with wildlife and birds
Jennifer and Megan suggested a wildlife ‘hide’

ACTIONS:
Ella to bring in bird books
James to bring in RSPB magazines
Miss Ibotson to find out more about BIRDWATCH and register us, find posters, recording sheets
All Eco team (apart from Samuel who wasn’t keen) to make posters to tell people about BIRDWATCH
Miss I to find out about badges and order some
James, Adam and Samuel to check on bird food and feeders
Megan & Jennifer to look for area for wildlife area and hide
Callie, Ella & Grace to find shallow water container for birds and to make sure it is filled every morning.

Date of next meeting: Thursday 6th February 2014

meeting closed at 12.35pm

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