Medmerry is an Eco School.
Green Team Updates 2016
Big Tidy Up!
Green team completed a ‘Big Tidy Up’ of the school grounds on 10th February 2016. We filled almost 3 bags full of rubbish in just 35 minutes!
The most littered area was by the Bugden’s fence. The green team were really shocked to see just how much litter there was!
Green team picked up lots of: bottles, food wrappers, paper, receipts, plastic bags, food and even dogs mess!
The playgrounds had much less rubbish with only a few fruit peelings due to there being fruit bins and milk bins to help children throw their rubbish away properly.
Green team and Medmerry School are keen to think of ways to reduce the amount of litter on the school grounds. Green team have designed posters to remind passers-by to put their rubbish in the bin. The posters will be put along Bugden’s fence.
You can help us by putting your litter in the bin!
Medmerry Green Team
November was energy month. We carried out a survey at the start of November to find out where we waste energy in school. We shared the results of our energy survey in assembly.
The green teamers then campaigned to help reduce the energy we waste in school. They asked the pupils and staff at Medmerry to make sure when not in use:
Lights are switched off.
Smart boards are switched off- not just on standby!
Doors are kept closed to keep the heating in.
Laptops and computers are OFF- not on standby.
The green team worked hard to reduce the amount of energy wasted in school and when they completed the second survey at the end of the month we found we had reduced the amount of energy we wasted at school!
Big Schools Birdwatch January 2016
We are taking part in the RSPBs campaign called the ‘Big Schools’ Birdwatch’.
‘Big Schools’ Bird watch is an educational activity that gets your class closer to nature. It takes just an hour and works for all ages and abilities.’
Big Schools’ Birdwatch gives children an opportunity to get outside and engage with nature local to them.
We will be observing our school grounds for an hour to identify different birds.
Here at Medmerry School we take great pride in being an Eco School and have achieved our second green flag for all our hard work and commitment to being green. Thank you to everyone who has helped us to stay green.
We save energy with our new doors, windows, insulated roof and solar panels. The children work hard all year round to grow plants and vegetables in our amazing allotments. We recycle almost everything we can and compost all out fruit peelings each day. All the children remember to turn off the lights and taps and as a school we try to think of the wider community. We can all do our part and help the planet!
In January Reception class took part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird watch. The class set up a bird watch area with clipboards and binoculars and had to count and record any birds they saw in the school grounds out of the window. They looked at the chart to identify any birds they had seen and recorded their work.
As part of our topic Year 3 went to the MRF centre at Littlehampton. They learnt about what happens to their rubbish when it is picked up and how certain materials can be recycled. They played a recycling game and donned all the safety gear to go into the huge recycling factory. All the children enjoyed the visit and we able to talk about what new information they had learnt.
I am very pleased and proud to announce that the Royal Horticultural Society have awarded Medmerry School Level 5 status, which is their top grade for a school garden. The RHS citation reads:
” This outstanding example of a school garden is seen as a key resource for teaching and learning across the curriculum. The garden is used as a resource for lifelong learning by the wider community.”