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Eco’s Hands Up Presentation

This power point will explain our concerns over how our fellow students make their way to school and how this has changed over the course of a year. We compared statistics to determine how eco friendly our students are when it comes to travel.

by Charlie and Tom from year 7

Road Safety Matters

The Travel Plan group, in association with the Eco Warriors have been looking for ways to make the roads around our school safer and more inviting for those who wish to make travel sustainable.

We have just done a traffic survey which gives us some useful data on what type of traffic passes our school gates at different times of the day.

Below is a link to some information for parents and children on how to use the roads safely.


ECO DAY- September 17th

As a school we had an Eco Day on the 17th of September. We tried to do our best to save as much energy as we could on that day. The lights stayed off, we didn’t use computers and tried to conserve energy by keeping windows closed and switching off unnecessary equipment.

The results have now been collated by the number-crunchers at Eco Towers. We measured the electricity usage for the two weeks surrounding the date and the average amount of electricity used in a day was:

758 Kilowatts per hour

Then we compared it to our Eco Day when our usage was:

486 Kilowatts per hour

This represents an excellent reduction of 36% and shows how we can make a difference if we all work together to reduce energy waste. Watch this space for the next Eco Day when we can try to beat this reduction.

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!




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.

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. 🙂

Our Eco Buildings

Energy Alert

As a school we are very proud of our ability to create our own energy. These fantastic clips filmed with a drone show how we do it using solar panels without spoiling the look of the school.

Schoolhaus Aerial Footage from Chris Johnson on Vimeo.

Power Patrol

This new energy game focuses on switching off the lights and avoiding hazards. Answer questions about energy to get extra points!