On Wednesday 6th March, Mrs Cooper organised an Eco-day for the school. During the day we had a number of visitors from different eco friends organisations, such as the Woodland Trust, who ran workshops for all the children to support their learning as to how they can help save the environment. Following on from this we held our science week (again organised by Mrs Cooper) during the week beginning 11th March.
The children learned about how plastics can affect the environment and wildlife. Our week started with a visitor from Chesterfield Borough Council. The children were given many facts about the impact litter has on our local town. The children’s emotions ran high when they realised what dangers littering can cause. With the loan of litter pick equipment the children were happy to help reverse this problem. So, they pulled on the protective gloves and high visibility jackets, and armed with grabber sticks and plastic bags they set off to collect rubbish from their local play areas.
The children have learned about the impact of using ‘once only plastics’ through a variety of tasks and activities. These ranged from conducting and writing up science experiments, maths investigations and poetry writing to independent research. The children have also learned how to recycle effectively and each class has two nominated ‘Eco Busters’ who check that items are being disposed of correctly. The feedback from many teachers has been positive, commenting on how much the children have really embraced the learning during this week and that they are still hungry for more.