100%ers 2014/205

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Well do to the twenty children who were awarded with a tea party.

The reason they earned this treat, a brilliant effort to be 100% attenders for the school year.

Fantasticaciousorificly amazingicatious!!!!!

 

Green Flag Award

DSCF7337WE’VE GONE ALL GREEN!!!!!

This year the school has been working towards the prestigious Green Flag Award. Following our assessment when Elizabeth Woodward visited to see what we have been up to we have been informed that we have achieved the Green Flag Award.

This has involved the whole school family pulling together to ensure that our Take Care ethos runs through the school and beyond. We have been busy bees and achieved so much including: textile recycling, Green Fingers gardening club, a garden centre project in nursery, saving electricity boosted by Switch Off Fortnight, International Clean Up Mansfield day, Green Day during science week, Meet a Creature, Fair Trade Fortnight, making bird feeders, recycled art work including our bottle top murals, visiting Veolia (Materials Recovery Facility), workshops from Severn Trent water when we made promises to save water by making small changes to how we do things, fundraising cake sales and bring and buy sales, making a new bug hotel, planting a meadow and some new trees to give us some shade, composting, using rain water for our plants and of course working towards our now fully ready poly tunnel! The Eco Warriors have done a huge amount of work towards this, judging competitions, reviewing action plans, and coming up with so many ideas for making Oak Tree greener. They have attended Eco committee meetings and spoken to many people from the community about what they have been doing and what they would like to do next.  Reporting back to their classes they have made sure that everyone follows our Eco Code doing their bit to save our planet.

A massive THANK YOU to people from the community who have given up their time to help us in our efforts to learn about sustainability and turn our learning into action. Amongst the many have been, Freda (Oak Tree Heath), Andy (On Fire), Helping Hands, Kayleigh (MDC), Simone (Severn Trent), Barrow Hill Community Centre, the incredible Boots team, super Frank and all of the staff at Oak Tree  and of course all of you out there who have sent in seeds, bottle tops and supported the children with their learning. What a massive Oak Tree family effort. Thank you everyone from the Eco Warriors and Mrs Quant-Epps.

 

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Great fun, great effort, well done to every one

 

Water Day

What a wonderful water day we had on 9th July. It started with a whole school assembly when we thought about ways in which we waste and ways in which we can save water. Simone explained to us that the earth has more water than land on it and of that water 97% is salt water, 2% is ice and only 1% is fresh water that we can drink. No wonder we need to be careful to save our water.

Years 2, 4 and 6 had workshops about ways in which we can save water and how Severn Trent clean water. We talked about things that you shouldn’t put down the sink or toilet including fat from cooking which blocks the pipes. The activities were great fun and the children were given promise cards to take home and information to spread their learning.

The ECO warriors met with Simone to talk about the things that we already do in school and things that we might do in the future to cut down on our water use. These ideas will be fed into our actions for the future.