Three East Lothian Community Wardens (Callum, Stuart and Jimmy) came to our school to talk about their jobs. East Lothian is a wonderful place to live and we saw many photos we recognised of lovely and favourite places that we have visited with our families or the school.
It is important that they stay nice places to visit. The Community Wardens help to keep our environment looking neat, tidy and safe but they need our help to do this. Callum, Stuart and Jimmy talked about litter, dog fouling and damage in our towns and villages. We saw how it can be dangerous for children and wildlife.
We raised £58.80 by collecting 147Kg. Thank you for your support!
Stuart MacPherson, East Lothian’s Biodiversity Officer, visited Elphinstone Primary School this afternoon to help the children understand what is meant by “Biodiversity.”
Stuart arranged volunteers into a food pyramid. He started with flowers which were eaten by slugs which became food for birds. The birds were then eaten by our newly introduced Lynx (Josh and Kelsey)!
Thanks for a very informative talk.
Biodiversity on PhotoPeach
The whole school took part in sowing the seeds for our Wildflower Garden. We hope to increase Biodiversity in our school grounds by attracting more bees and butterflies.
Thanks to Megan, Daisy and Eve for the fantastic sign!
Wildflower Garden on PhotoPeach
Anyone who spends time in a garden will tell you earthworms are a gardener’s best friends. In fact, earthworms may be the most important factor in the success of a garden. Some people even call earthworms “nature’s first gardeners”!
If you’ve ever been around a farm in spring, you know that farmers need to plow the soil. Plowing breaks up the soil, allowing air and water to get to seeds and the roots of plants. Earthworms act like tiny plows when they live in a garden.
As earthworms move through the soil of a garden, they make tunnels. Just like plowing, these tunnels allow air and water to get to the roots of plants.
Read our post on how to make a wormery.
These pumpkins were picked from our Elphinstone vegetable patch in time for our Harvest assembly. Anyone for pumpkin soup?