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EcoTeach is on the agenda!

The Eco Warriors have chosen Global Perspective as their main theme for this year.

The children are keen to spread the word about Eco issues affecting the world; things that they see in the news, that they care about passionately and want others to know about.

So, in Eco Warrior meetings and in their own time, the children have decided to create their own half-hour lessons that promote their ideas. We have decided to call this project EcoTeach!

Currently the Warriors are creating lessons on the following topics:

Deforestation (Harry)
Cobalt Mining (Molly, Aurelia, Natasha)
Global Warming (Emma, Holly, Georgia)
Animal Cruelty (Chloe, Rebecca)
Eco products (Alice, Ava, Millie)

Soon, lesson plans will be available to form teachers and to the Eco Warriors themselves to teach their forms about these subjects and more. If you have an idea for an EcoTeach lesson and would like to share it with the Warriors please comment below.

Travel Survey

The school has been getting involved in the STARS travel survey, which aims to give us ideas of how to make travel to the school more sustainable.

All pupils and staff have been asked to answer questions about how they currently travel and how they would like to travel to school.

The results will help us set targets and will appear here soon!

Holme Grange wins 1st Prize in Wokingham In Bloom

Last night the Gardening Gurus attending the awards ceremony for ‘Wokingham in Bloom’ in Wokingham Town Hall to collect 1st prize for the schools category in 2017.

Well done and thank you to all of the adults and children who contributed towards us achieving this fantastic award.

Working hard in Gardening Club

Level 4 RHS School Gardening Award

Holme Grown Gardening Club have had a BRILLIANT week. Firstly, we won the Wokingham in Bloom competition after a visit from the Mayor, Councillor Peter Lucey.

We have also achieved our Level 4 with the RHS School Gardening Awards.

Well done to everyone who has contributed to gardening this year. We have had a very successful year and are looking forward to many more achievements in the year ahead!

 

 

Gardening

Gardening Gurus

Another successful afternoon in the Polytunnel.

We are on the lead up to the Summer Fete in which we will be selling our flowers and produce for only 50p each. We will look forward to seeing lots of you there. 🙂

Thank you to Newton for the photography.

Cycle to School

There has been such a good turn out for Cycle to School this year, with parents, pupils and teachers choosing two wheels to make their journey to school. The last date is after half term, on Thursday 8th June, so sign up now to be part of it!

Send your pictures to Mr Boynes of your experience to be included on the Eco blog.

Gardening club hots up

Inspired by the gorgeous weather, we decided to make garlic bread in the outdoors using the pizza oven. We used our ‘Holme Grown’ garlic and parsley to make a garlic butter sauce. The children used a mortar and pestle to crush the garlic and then stirred the ingredients together to then spread across the bread. We then waited whilst the bread toasted in the pizza oven before getting to take these delicious treats home to eat with our evening meals.

The children even did their own washing up!

What a lovely way to end this half term with fantastic young gardeners. Thank you for all of your help 🙂

This week in Gardening Club…

We have been sowing more seeds to prepare for the Summer Fete and collecting herbs to give to the Kitchen Staff.

If anyone has any empty jam jars, please could they bring them to Miss Carberry as Gardening Club need them prior to the Summer Fayre.

Thank you to Emily for the photographs this week. 🙂