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February/March Newsletter

Filed under: Uncategorized — sthomas at 9:31 pm on Thursday, March 8, 2012

Welcome to the February/March newsletter. As ever the Green Team have been very busy. We have been keeping an eye on our newly planted fruit trees ensuring they are well watered and we can already see some buds developing on them which we are all very excited about. The Groundforce Team are working hard to keep the school grounds looking beautiful and have finally found the wetland under the weeds! We must as ever thank our parent helpers for all their hard work – we couldn’t do it without you!


Next week is Eco-Week and the Green Team have planned an exciting week of activities for you. As it is National Science and Engineering Week and National Climate Change Week too next week we have also included a science day and a climate change activity too. Have a look and see what you think:

Activities for Eco week 2012

Monday 12th March 2012


Litter Spot checks – watch out for your Green Team member coming to check on your classroom,

Infant circle times – to get ideas about the vegetable plot and wildlife garden,

Weigh the amount of lunch waste we create


Tuesday 13th March 2012


Planting – each class to plant a seed which will eventually be planted in the vegetable plot.

Climate Change Hour – an hour without power!


Wednesday 14th March 2012


Science activity day – each class to do an activity from the Science and Engineering Week ideas packs: Move it! & Einstein’s Birthday Party Pack

How much waste? – Green Team to design a display to demonstrate how much waste we create at lunch


Thursday 15th March 2012


Litter Action Day, talks and litter pick for each class


Friday 16th March 2012


Dress Down day / Eco dress competition £1 (to raise funds for our vegetable plot)


We hope you enjoy the week and have fun dressing up (or down) with an Eco theme to raise money for our vegetable plot. Leave a comment and let us know what you enjoyed most during Eco-week and any ideas you have for our next Eco-week.

Mrs Thomas and the Green Team




   Lesley Murphy

March 19, 2012 @ 6:36 pm   

What a busy week that was! Well done to you all for organising such a successful Eco week! 🙂


   Mrs Jamieson

March 27, 2012 @ 8:43 pm   

Your litter checks have had a big impact on Primary 1/2 – I’ve never seen the classroom looking tidier – thank you!

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