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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!

Go Pro Cyclists!

Take a look at this shot from the camera of Mr Wooster taken amid Cycle to School traffic. It’s great to see so many cyclists on the roads.


The Greenhouse Effect

This is a great video from YPTE (The Young People’s Trust for the Environment). It really clearly explains the process that is warming our planet.

There is a link to their website at the left-hand side of this page. Just click on YPTE to view some more informative videos.

Cycle to School

Cycle to School will be running again this Thursday 19th May. We look forward to welcoming those who have signed up for your free breakfast from 8am.