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 fifth time running – well done everyone!

Eco-Warriors

Everyone in our school is encouraged to be an Eco Warrior 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

During the week commencing 15th March 2021, the Eco Warriors at Stanford Infant School will be leading our school and joining hundreds of other schools across the country to take part in Waste Week – a campaign organised by the Pod, to tackle the BIG problem of food waste!

Click on the image to be directed to a copy of the letter providing more information:

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To help us in our efforts, we wanted to share a compilation of delicious recipes which repurpose leftovers and use food scraps to reduce waste here.

Our very own Miss Brooks has cooked up a storm with a simple Bread and Butter Pudding; you can find the recipe as well as ‘cook-along’ with her below!

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The Pod are also running a competition which invites children to put their creative and culinary skills to the test!

You can find more details about how to get involved by clicking on the link below:The Pod_259x240There are some delicious prizes up for grabs. You can find relevant terms and conditions here.

Finally, here are some interesting ideas on how to use up surplus bananas:

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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.