This year heralded a new committee, who work as a team to think about how we can be more environmentally friendly at Meersbrook Bank.
Joseph & Stella
Sophie & Raphaela
Elias & Frida
Jamie & Edward
Grace & Rory
The whole school held an eco-day. Every class learned about different creatures such as birds, bees, butterflies, beetles and so on.
Year 1 learned about wild flowers and even planted a mini-meadow in our new outdoor classroom. Year 2 learned about trees too.
Year 4 made some really impressive bug habitats and all the children in school planted something.
The Eco-Council are super -proud of the new outdoor classroom. There are now climbing plants; a sensory garden; a wildflower meadow (admittedly in it's very early days!); and a wildlife attracting flowerbed.
Year 4 have built some amazing bug hotels on a grand scale and we now have a cosy home ready for a local hedgehog. there are some new bird boxes around the area too.
This week, we have installed 2 new recycled plastic benches which have been donated via a grant from the Co-op. Thanks to FMBS for sorting this out.
We are not done yet. We also plan to install a water feature and a herb wall. When the builders have left we will also develop the other side of the area too.
South Yorkshire Schools Climate Conference
The Year 5 and 6 Eco-Councillors attended the South Yorkshire Schools Climate Conference with Mrs Harvey. We travelled by bus to be environmentally friendly!
The mayor of South Yorkshire was there (Oliver Coppard) and lots of other speakers who were really knowledgeable about the environment. We attended some workshops with the South Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and also one run by Threads, an organisation that mends, upcycles and swaps clothes. The conference made us think hard about how we can make a difference - in all it was an inspirational day.
By the way, did we mention that we won the competition for our eco-game? (See top of this page)