Menu
Home Page
Home Page

Eco-Team

Exciting Times at Britannia!

The ECO-Team, made-up of class representatives from years 3-6, have been meeting regularly and are busy working towards the renewal of our Green Flag ECO-Schools award – we are very proud to be one of only 1151 schools in the country to have achieved this award!

 

We are very lucky to have several outdoor learning areas. The outdoor classroom contains: a wooden open classroom area, a pond, several animal homes (including ladybird houses, many different bird boxes in the trees and a bug hotel), a variety of feeders and a wormery.

 

Exciting times at Britannia! At the start of the school year, Britannia became a Forest School. Children now have two terms of Forest School sessions a year, with all year round sessions in the Early Years and Year 1. The copse area at the bottom of the field has been expanded and redeveloped (with the help of Groundwork community funding) to become a place for children to explore and investigate through outdoor learning and Forest School sessions. The new area has been renamed ‘The Wonder Wood’, which perfectly captures the unique teaching and learning experiences this area offers. The Forest School ethos encourages and inspires children to develop their personal, social and emotional skills, through opportunities to learn, make choices and manage risks in a safe and welcoming environment.

SOLAR PANELS

ECO-Club have participated in Energy month, encouraging the whole school to ‘switch off’ during Switch Off Fortnight and educating peers and staff on energy saving.

For information on how Suffolk is striving to be a greener county please click on the link below

http://www.greensuffolk.org

 

The school has a range of solar panels fitted to the Receptions and Year 2 classrooms.  We are able to monitor the amount of energy and the reduction in CO2 emissions that the school achieves by using the electricity generated by the panels. Details of this can be found here - Britannia Solar Panels (opens in new window - updated daily).

     Give Nature a Home ECO Easter competition

There were so many fantastic entries from Reception to Year 6, the judges (ECO reps) found choosing the winners really hard!  Many of the entries can now be found in either the Outdoor Classroom or the Wonder Wood, to give nature a chance to move in.

  

 

                   

    

                    

 

The children from year 5, with fantastic help from Mary at Eastfeast, built the nursery children a tipeee for their grounds this week. Some of the children were also lucky enough to be able to make dream catchers too. As you can see, it has proven to be a big hit with the nursery already!

It has been great to be able to work with East Feast this year.  So far there has been an apple pressing event with year 5 and year 3 have been making willow bird feeders, some of which were sold as Christmas presents to raise funds for the BFF.  We have a lot of plans for the remaining part of the year including: year 5 making willow sculptures with the nursery children for the nursery grounds, Copleston students working with the Britannia Gardening club (years 2 and 3) to develop the gardening beds (including a visit to the impressive Copleston garden), Gardening club attending potato planting and harvesting events at Trinity Park as well as smoothie making with year 6 – hopefully using some home grown produce!

 

ECO-Club have been working with The Suffolk Waste Partnership project this year, we were one of thirty four schools to make stars out of recycled materials which were displayed at Snape Maltings and The Apex in Bury St Edmunds.  The club have also participated in Energy month, encouraging the whole school to ‘switch off’ during Switch Off Fortnight and educating peers and staff on energy saving.

 For information on how Suffolk is striving to be a greener county please click on the link below

http://www.greensuffolk.org

‘Grow Your Own Potatoes’

On the 16th March, six year 2 children from Gardening Club attended the ‘Grow Your Own Potatoes’ Planting Day at Trinity Park.
The children met local potato farmers and planted their seed potatoes, which we will be growing at school.
They will be returning in June to take part in Harvesting Day, where the potatoes will be weighed as part of a national competition

  

 

  

Art in Nature

Top