To prepare for the Spring the Eco-Council have been tending to the Community Garden removing weeds and plants that will not survive the winter months. We can't wait to begin planting some bulbs!
Our Eco-Councillors for this academic year are as follows
Year 5: Riley, Jordan, Daisy, Molly-Rose and Logan
Year 6: Georgia, Lewin, Russell and Macey
Year 7: Grace, Oliver, Elliot and Harriet
Visit to Hayden Sewage Treatment Works
Following an assembly from Severn Trent, which informed us about using our drains properly, the Eco-Council went to a Sewage Treatment Works in Cheltenham. We were really surprised at some of the things people would flush down the toilet including cuddly toys and bubble wrap.
Whilst at the on site Education Centre, we took part in a filtration experiment where we separated compost from water. We also looked at the Water Cycle and discovered why it is important to use water sensibly, before taking a tour of the sewage works. Finding out that dirty water is cleaned and put back into the rivers after 18 hours was a real eye opener, even if the sewage works produced some interesting smells!
Happy New Year!
To kick start the New Year the Eco Council has decided to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird watch. In order to attract more wild birds into school, children decided to make birds a tasty treat, to fill them during the winter months.
We have continued to maintain our Community Garden in Droitwich town centre. We have been three times so far this year including a trip in our pyjamas! Eco Council members have chosen and bought the plants that have been planted and have already planted bulbs ready for next Spring.
Welcome to the beginning of a new year. The Eco Council aims to encourage pupils to take the lead in advocating sustainability within the school and wider community. We are currently in the midst of electing our new Eco-Councillors for this academic year. Our known representatives so far are;
5HR Alex S
5TS William C
5FH Thomas S
6HB Jaccob L and Ben J
6BB Verity T
7MB Keira A
7RM Zack W
We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to take part in Rocket Science. We have received 100 rocket salad seeds which have spent six months on the International Space Station. They have been in the care of British astronaut Tim Peake, who was in charge of 2kg of seeds which have been distributed among thousands of schools.
Seeds are being grown alongside seeds that have not been to space, to see if there are any differences in growth. Once completed we will be entering our data to a huge nationwide database.
Here at the Eco-Committee we are keen to be green and want to encourage our scholl to keep our community and the world around us beautiful. As a result, we are keen to announce; Grow Westacre's Tallest Sunflower competition.
Over the next few weeks, children will have the opportunity to collect a packet of 6 sunflower seeds and a simple care sheet from school. All we ask is that children plant these seeds and try to grow the tallest sunflower.
At some point during the week of the 11th July we would like children to bring in a photograph of them next to their plant. You can even take a selfie if you wish! We also ask that on the back of the photograph you note down the size of the sunflower, so we can determine a winner.
So far over 130 children have expressed an interest and have taken a seed pack!
We now have an eco-comittee comprising of students from each year group. They are responsible for making decisions that affect our environment at school and encouraging all of us at Westacre to become more eco-friendly.
The committee is:
Year 5: Millie and Sam
Year 6: Kiara-Rae , Max, Will and Hannah
Year 7: Georgia, Charlotte, Jacob, Leah and Grace