Using donations from the 2018 Sports Day, Mrs Smart, the Bowen family and some pupils, worked extremely hard, clearing the shrubs etc. around White School! These areas will be transformed into working/reading areas in due course, depending on funds! THANK YOU so much to everyone who supported us on Sports Day, the Hockley Co-op and more importantly, to Mrs Smart and the Bowen family for all their hard work!!
Week Ending 18th May
The Eco Club members are trying to help cut down on plastic waste so are now collecting up all the snack boxes etc that are left on the playground and field to try and reunite them with their owners! (Please make sure these containers are named which will then help them being returned!) The children then started painting/protecting the finished Eco Hut!
Eco Hut Update!
The Eco Hut is now finished, complete with the structure ready for a growing wall!
Week Ending 11th May
In their session this week, the Eco Club members were busy watering all the plants that were suffering a little in the sun and heat! Following that they went on a bug hunt!
Week Ending 4th May
Once again the Eco Club members have been busy! They sorted the recycling and compost bins, continued staining the chicken house, weeded and moved the trays of seeds planted by Year 5!
Eco Hut Update!
The Eco Hut now has some walls! Mrs Smart and her band of helpers have been working very hard again over the weekend!
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Week Ending 30th March
In their last meeting of the Spring term the Eco Club members conducted a survey of the site, noting down all the jobs that will need doing next term! They also considered other environmental issues raised by buildings (drainage etc.). The children also dealt with the recycling for the week and managed to do some weeding and clearing of the Year 5 area! Great work!!
Week Ending 23rd March
Members of the Eco Club were busy again this week collecting the food waste bins and generally clearing up around the outside areas, making sure everything was clean and tidy! They also enjoyed a well deserved cup of hot chocolate!
Please respect the hard work of the Eco Club and dispose of any rubbish sensibly in the many bins around the school!
Week Ending 16th March
In their latest meeting, the Eco Club continued their discussions about the name of the Eco Hut. They also worked hard litter picking and dealt with the food waste bins!
Week Ending 9th March
This week, the Eco Club members were busy gutting and tidying the area outside the Year 1 classrooms! They also sat by the new Eco Hut and discussed possible wall and seating design and possible names for the hut!
Week Ending 23rd February
At their meeting this week, the Eco Club wrote 'Thank You' letters to all the people who had contributed/helped build the new Eco Hut - Treefella, Hockley Woods, and Colin and the men who put the posts in! They also started to think of a name for the new Eco Hut!
More Eco Hut News!
...then, Mrs Smart and her family started work on the roof construction!
Eco Hut Update!
A delivery of the materials for the Eco Hut arrived at Plumberow! ....
The Eco Hut is taking shape! The corner posts which have been very kindly donated by Hockley Woods, arrived with Hockley Woods also arranging for a company to 'get things started' with the placing of the corner posts for the basis of the 'hut' which will be available for all classes and pupils to use as part of their outdoor learning!
Week Ending 2nd February
The Eco Club were busy emptying ALL the paper bins around school at their latest meeting. They also had a discussion about ALL the paper waste in and around school!
Week Ending 26th January
At their meeting this week, members of the Eco Club distributed the letters and bags to classes for our 'Bags2School' collection on 7th February.
They also put their posters up around school, advertising the event!
Week Ending 19th January
At their meeting this week, the Eco Club started to prepare the 'Bags2School' bags and letters that will be distributed next week. They also created some posters ready to advertise this event!
Week Ending 12th January
The Eco Club have arranged a Bag2School fundraising event for Wednesday 7th February 2018. If you have any unwanted clothes, bedding, shoes, etc and would like to donate them, please bring them to Blue Hall on Wednesday 7th February. Your child will receive a bag for you to put your items in. Our school will receive £0.40 per Kg of clothing collected and we have decided to support the renovation of the Wildlife Pond area as our cause. Thank you.
Eco Club - Week Ending 8th December
The Eco Club have been concentrating all their efforts on the chicken area over the last few weeks!
New protection/fencing is slowly being added ready for the new year!
Eco Club - 21st November
In their second Eco Club the hard working Eco Warriors and Gardners continued the unending task of clearing and tidying areas around school. They also laid the slabs to make a path in the chicken area and made a start on cleaning out the pond! They were amazed at some of the items they retrieved!
Eco Club! 14th November
'The first Eco Club which is now made up of Gardeners as well as Eco Warriors, went really well! Everyone worked really hard clearing the first part of the chicken area and laying down 2 bags of bark!
The aim of the club is to develop this area into a free range area for the chickens, take control of the recycling of paper / food waste around school and monitor the use of water / electricity.
We were lucky enough to receive just under £3000 from our local Co-op fund raising scheme earlier in the year. This money has so far paid for 3 large skips to clear away a green house, shed and lots of rubbish. We also had a Tree company come in to clear a large tree and tidy up what will be our Eco area. Hockley Woods are going to come in and place some solid oak posts in the ground so we can start to build a meeting hut for us to enjoy!
As mentioned, the Co-op included us in their Community Funding scheme in 2016 and have kindly included us again! The scheme will run until next October! If you have a Co-op membership card, please go on line and register with us. If you don't have a card, you can purchase one for £1 in store. You get 5% back on your shopping and 1% for our school. It's a great scheme and we as a school can benefit immensely from it. So please, if you can, purchase a card and help support Plumberow!
We will keep you updated on our progress as we go along!'
(report from Mrs Smart)