EcoNews Spring 2018

1st May 2018

EcoNews Spring 2018

As spring is now finally with us, we are really excited to have a newly appointed, and extremely keen group of Eco- Warriors. Led by Mrs Patton and Mr Stamper this group of fourteen children of all ages, will be working through the year to make a Tithe Barn a more environmentally friendly place.
Already the children have been busily planting hedgerows along some of the perimeter fences. These plants were kindly donated by the Woodland Trust and funded by Ikea. We are hoping that once these have grown they will provide a habitat and food source for wildlife, as well as looking good.
In a previously neglected corner of the school grounds we have also planted a willow bed containing 200 cuttings. We hope that as well as providing a wall of greenness, these fast growing plants will provide us with a future harvest of willow stems for crafting and creating living structures.

Our projects through the Year..
funds for the school by recycling the following items:-
Empty printer cartridges.
Old mobile telephones
Batteries
Pens
Empty correction fluid containers

Please bring any of these you may have lying around into school. As well as being able to ensure they are properly recycled we will receive money for some of the items. We will be sending out further information about these and also the Bags4Schools collection soon.

Gardening
The Eco-Warriors will be taking a lead in getting the school vegetable gardens and Luca’s Garden, back into full use as an amazing educational resource. We desperately need donations of well rotted manure and potting compost. If anyone can help with this please contact Mr Stamper.
Big Pedal
The school have entered the Sustrans Big Pedal 2018. Running between 23/4/18 and 4/5/18 theBig Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge it inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their school journey. The Eco-Warriors have been
busy collating the data on this and we hope that we may be in the running for prizes, as well as having happier and healthier journeys to school. See www.bigpedal.org.uk
RSPB
We are extremely pleased to have secured a whole day visit from the RSPB. They will be working with groups of children to carry out a habitat survey and will then help us put together a plan to improve the bio- diversity of our site.
Recycling and Fund Raising.
We have some fantastic opportunities to help to protect the environment and gather much needed