Creating Positive Impacts for our Planet
ECO-Schools Green Flag Award
We are proud to announce that the Eco-Committee at George Dent Nursery School have been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag. Although our children are very young they have been joining in and contributing to meetings; championing the Eco-cause. After conducting an environmental review we decided to develop insect habitats and planting and nurturing fruit and vegetables as well as composting and recycling.
This year we will continue with the mindfulness, gardening, food activities and recycling. We have collected quite a number of crisp packets which we are beginning to turn into blankets for the homeless.
ECO Schools Coordinator: Katie Taylor
RHS Campaign for School Gardening
We have also achieved our RHS Level 2 Certificate
This is what we had to do:
We have started to grow some plants
We are asking our students what they want to grow
We can use basic gardening terms
We can use hand tools safely
We have the skills to prepare the soil, sow, plant and water.
As well as receiving our certificate, which we will display proudly, we received this amazing book about gardening. We have had a little look and we thought it was really helpful.
Now we are looking to Level 3! For this we have to undertake a mini project. Suggestions include:
Growing healthy foods
Encouraging wildlife and insects
Starting to compost items.