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RSPB bird watch by Casey

On the 29th of January 2018, I went into our school garden with my friend Millie where we took part in the RSPB bird watch, we found lots of different types of birds such as:

4 robins, they were very pretty

4 long tailed tits, we didn’t get a chance to see them up close

9 Wood pigeons, they made the most annoying noises

2 magpies, we got a lot of joy after it

3 chaffinch, they were nesting in the trees

23 blackbirds, they were very common

7 house sparrows, they were very hungry

4 collared doves, they were just as common as the blackbirds

FUN FACT

Collard doves stay in pairs.

We found bird watching very fascinating as it was relaxing and we loved the look of all of them.

I recommend bird watching if your stressed it is very realaxing.

We are going to upload our results to the RSPB soon so our data can help them help birds in the future.

 

Eco club by Molly 6CH

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In Eco Club we have been doing some very exciting yet sneaky things. We have looked around the school seeing if the teachers or teaching assistants have left the computer on standby or left the windows open while the heating is on.  We have made up a new name for Eco Club now we are called Delapre Eco Explorers.  I am looking forward to learning more about energy and how to be a good recycler!

Eco Club By Milly and Kris 6CL

Eco club started in November 2017 and it has been a lot of fun! Our name is the Delapre Eco Explorers and we have been learning about lots of different things. We have been focusing on saving the planet from pollution. We have made posters on the computers about recycling, electricity and water and we will put them around the school soon. We have also learnt about all the different types of power and if they are good for the planet or not.Image result for recycle reuse reduce

Eco club By Madeline 6CL

Eco Club is a lot of fun. It started in November 2017. Our official name for our club is Delapre Eco Explorers. Our club focuses a lot on saving electricity and water. There was also a street trees competition that me and Milly won. We also hunt for the non energy saving teachers. We made little posters on electricity, water and recycling. There was s a quiz to see if we were a vintage pioneer, a waste watcher, groovy gardener or a Energy saver.  

Bee keeper visit

Stephanie Withall visited year 5 and 1 today to share her knowledge and experience of bee keeping. She is obviously passionate about this subject and the children really enjoyed hearing about all aspects of this subject. They were fascinated by Queen Bee facts, honey/wax products and how many millions of flowers are needed to make one jar of honey.

Children tried on the face veil and hat and took a closer look at the pallets of wax and nectar cells which would usually be kept inside hives. Plenty of questions followed, mainly about stings and bee populations. This session supports our science topic on life cycles where we have recently been learning about pollination and the role of bees in the life cycle of a flower.

School fete

During activity week, year 5 and 6 ran a school fair which included many stalls selling toys, games, food as well as things to do. Year 6 were set a £10 challenge or making something to sell. The activity stalls went down very well too with everything from a penalty shoot out, soak the staff, bat the rat and the Delapre Diggers ran a very successful gardening stall.  There was a good attendance from parents and children, raising a solid amount of money to go towards school trips and transport.

Week 4 – gardening at the allotments, Stewart Garden equipment

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This week saw the Delapre Diggers head to Playdell Road allotments again to use the equipment kindly donated by the Stewart Garden competition. http://www.stewart-garden.co.uk/blog/stewart-garden-schools-campaign

Participating schools across the UK receive the kits, which will equip them to start growing their own fruit and vegetables. Worth more than £400, the kits include:

  • Premium seed tray
  • Two 22cm Kitchen Garden Propagator sets
  • Plastic plant pots
  • 70cm Corinthian Trough
  • 5 litre watering cans
  • Three varieties of easy-grow vegetable seeds from Pippa Greenwood’s range
  • Compost donated by participating garden centres and professional grower’s specialist, J Arthur Bowers
  • Promotional materials and an informative booklet produced by Stewart Garden

Check out our year 4 and 5 students planting the vegetable seeds in the mini plots.

Worms! Francesca

For the last week of gardening club Miss Letts asked for an expert on worms and wormeries to come in. We saw lots of different worms like: compost worms, Tiger worms and even worms with saddles!!! (The worms with saddles don’t literally have saddles on, it just means that they are old enough  to breed). We saw lots of wormeries as well as worms, we saw a 4 layered one and we saw one that costs 50-100 pounds (that’s a lot of money just for worms).

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Eco Schools Bronze award achieved!

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During the year, pupils from across the school have been working hard on various elements of the Eco-School bronze award, which covers 9 topics:

Energy
Water
Biodiversity
School grounds
Healthy living
Transport
Litter
Waste
Global citizenship

The School council, Year 5 Eco-heroes and year 3/4 gardeners have all carried out different tasks to get eco projects running within school and raise awareness about sustainable lifestyles. This award shows that all the hard work has paid off, we are very pleased and aim to continue this work.

 

Wildlife in your garden-Fabienne

 

1. If you plant vegetables in your garden bugs and animals will become attracted to it and when the winter comes they will hibernate underneath your garden.

2.different bird seed holders bring in all the animals and brighten up your garden so do bug hotels. Even decorating your garden with fruit and things it makes it eco friendly.

DECORATE YOUR GARDEN AND HAVE IT TEEMING WITH ANIMALS WHY DON’T YOU BECOME ECO FRIENDLY?