St Michael’s CEP Earth Group - April 2020 update
On Monday 16th March, just ahead of the national closure of schools due to coronavirus, the newly formed school Earth Group planted spring and summer plants for everyone arriving at school to enjoy.
The growing pots, seed tray, compost, plants, canes, trowels, hand-forks and gardening gloves were purchased using some money from ‘Green Umbrella’ that the group had successfully applied for and received a More.....
We have recently started a school Earth Group for children who are keen to learn about the environment and conservation.
The group meet each week after school with the Head teacher to undertake projects including: litter picking, developing recycling strategies in school and at home, planting and growing fruit and vegetables to then prepare, cook and eat, developing school initiatives to raise awareness of conservation issues eg support in school for WWF Earth Hour with classes raising money to adopt endangered animals.
The group are based on the school premises with usage made of the outdoor wildlife area and woodland areas.
We are keen to develop the wildlife area and other areas around the school with planting boxes to enable the Earth Group to model, lead and support other children (and staff) in school to plant and grow their own fruit and vegetables. If we are successful we would aim to use some of the funding to purchase planting boxes and fruit and vegetable seeds along with trowels, gloves etc
We are also keen to make litter picking a weekly routine for children of all ages to participate in and be aware of. The purchase of litter picking sticks, gloves, bags etc would therefore be very helpful.
Mrs Alison Hart
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