Eco School

knole park trip 006Here at St John’s Primary School we understand the importance of being Eco Friendly and how important it is that we all help to look after the Environment and the Earth. Our Eco-club members are a very enthusiastic group of KS2 students with wonderful views and ideas on how to make our school as ecological as possible.

Our areas of eco work

Energy

  • Lights, computers and other electronics are only turned on when necessary
  • We keep the doors shut in winter
  • We remind children of our eco values in assemblies and circle time.

Water

  • We have had taps installed which automatically turn off after ten seconds
  • We water our plants using water from our water butts.

Healthy Living

  • We exercise
  • We have a variety of play equipment we can use during our break times.
  • We enjoy biking and horseriding as well us other sporting activities
  • We eat healthily
  • We learn about good hygiene.
  • We take part in Forest School

Waste

  • We compost our food waste and use the compost when planting new shrubs
  • We reduce our waste and we reuse and recycle whatever we can
  • We bring lunches with as little packaging as possible
  • We send newsletters to families by email.

School Grounds

  • We look after our school grounds
  • We learn about the dangers of dropping litter.
  • We collected 2 litre plastic bottles (e.g. coke, lemonade, fizzy drink bottles) for the construction of an Eco friendly green house.

School Garden

  • We grow and eat our own fruit and vegetables
  • We learn about wildlife and their habitats, and how we can protect them

Transport

  • We often use public transport when we go on trips.
  • We walk down to the train station when we visit London
  • We take part in ‘Walk to School’ week
  • We park carefully and considerately
  • We learn about road safety.

Global

  • We support Fairtrade

Forest School

The ethos of Forest School is based on fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to investigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. It believes in children’s right to play; the right to access the outdoors (and in particular a woodland environment); the right to access risk and the vibrant reality of the natural world; and the right to experience a healthy range of emotions, through all the challenges of social interaction, to build a resilience that will enable continued and creative engagement with their peers and help them to realise their potential.

 

Bottle Greenhouse

We collected 2 litre plastic bottles (e.g. coke, lemonade, fizzy drink bottles) for the construction of an Eco friendly green house.

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