Stanford Infants is an Eco-School!

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We have been recognised as an eco-school and are delighted that we have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the third time running – well done everyone!

Eco-Warriors

Everyone in our school is encouraged to be an Eco Warrrior and to get involved in projects throughout the year. This year, due to Covid restrictions we are running the committee in a slightly different way and instead of having two representatives from each class throughout the school, there are going to be two representatives from each of the three Year 1 classes that attend the meetings with Mrs Johnson and Miss Parker; they will lead the way for the rest of the school and we can’t wait to welcome more Year Groups later in the year.
Here are the Eco-Warriors for 2020-2021!

Events

Last week the Eco committee met for the first time and as well as getting their important badges, they did an Environmental review thinking about the areas of Biodiversity, Energy,  Global Citizenship, Healthy Living, Litter,  Marine, School Grounds, Transport, waste and water. We thought about what we are doing well, and things that we could do better. Our next step is to come up with an Action plan, which we will share with the whole school in the next few weeks.

The Big Tidy Up

This involves children (and staff) helping to pick up blown about litter and leaves in the playground and around the front entrance. If you would like to find out more information about this event visit www.thebigtidyup.org

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Brighton and Hove Environmental Education (BHee) are developing resources that they hope will be useful to schools when things do return to ‘normal’.

Connecting with local nature has been proven to be beneficial to our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also a great way to learn all areas of the curriculum.

BHee wants to support schools and families to enjoy learning outside during the school closure, whilst still following the government advice on social distancing and self isolation.
They have created a resource bank of ‘Curriculum Ideas for Outdoor Home Learning’ for KS1 & 2. Every week they will suggest one simple nature related activity for each curriculum area. No specialised resources or prior knowledge will be needed! We hope families will enjoy doing these activities in their gardens or on a walk as part of their daily exercise and schools may use with their key worker children. The first edition can be found here.

 

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Eco-Schools have created resources for pupils to continue Eco-School work at home, with a different Eco-School topic being explored each week.  More details here.