This year at Landscove we are aiming to become an Eco School. We have an Eco Committee that are involved in lots of exciting activities that have looking after the environment at the heart of them. Our action plan has a different focus each half term. We meet regularly to talk about and review the projects we are working on!
So far, we have been focusing on improving the school grounds and saving energy by being part of ‘Switch Off Fortnight’.
Clear Up Day 7th October 17~ Thank you to everyone who came to help improve the school grounds~ children, parents and staff. A real team effort. By writing letters to local garden centres the Eco committee have successfully secured donations of plants that we are in the process of planting out. Lloyd Stone has kindly repaired and replaced the fencing around the flower beds in the lower playground and the whole area is looking much tidier and more cared for.
Switch Off Fortnight November 17 ~ The Eco Committee led a presentation to get the school community geared up for Switch Off Fortnight. (20/11-3/12) They raised awareness of how this is important in terms of saving the school money but also in terms of looking after the environment. Audits the older members of the committee carried out indicated that, we did indeed save money during the fortnight. Hopefully we are all now in the habit of turning things off if they are not being used!
Big Bird Watch Jan/Feb 18 ~ In the weeks leading up to the BBW children in C1 /C3 /C4 all made bird feeders to attract birds to the playground and we learnt about the importance of looking after the birds by putting food out in the winter months. On February the 1st the Eco Committee brought in their binoculars and bird books and we carried out the big bird watch.
Grounds and Gardens Summer term ~ During their sessions with Miss Wright children from C3 have been really busy this half term weeding and planting up seeds and shrubs in the BBB gardens and in the new flowerbeds. The children from after school club have also helped out with some of the watering ~ a real team effort! It is looking so much better, but still more to be done! Thank you to those parents who have kindly donated shrubs.