This year Miss Brown will be working with us to help us work towards our Eco-Schools Silver Award.  We already have an assembly booked with Severn Trent Water to help us all learn about saving water.  They are they going to meet with us afterwards to share more information on how we can save water in and around school and will be showing us how to do an audit.

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Congratulations to Felix, Alex and Aemil who won our ‘Save Water’ competition.  We had lots of entries and were very pleased with the posters.  Thank you to everyone who entered.

Autumn Term Focus – Water

We are now looking at ways of saving water in school and encouraging families to save water at home by doing a survey.  Austin, Jeevan, Anjali and Bella   water

 Spring Term Focus – Litter

Towards the end of the autumn term we started to draw up an action plan for litter with Mrs Haltof.  We will be continuing this throughout the Spring term with Miss Brown.

Eco Greenhouse

We have now completed our greenhouse which has been erected next to the garden beds and shed.  We are looking forward to planting some seeds and tomatoes in the Spring.  If anyone is interested in helping to run a Gardening Club please speak to Mrs Maher or the office.

Following our article in the Lutterworth Mail last week we were contacted by BBC Radio Leicester who were keen to talk to the children about the greenhouse. Bridget arrived on Tuesday with her microphone and recorder and spoke to four children as well as Mrs Maher. Bridget was very impressed. The interview was transmitted on the breakfast show on Thursday which you can hear here



By 2020 the DCSF would like every school to become a sustainable school.  To help us achieve this status, St Mary’s school will be working towards the Eco School four awards – bronze, silver, gold and green flag.

There are nine topics to consider: water, litter, transport, energy, bio-diversity, global perspective, school grounds, waste and healthy living.

What is sustainable schools about.

To achieve the Eco Schools Bronze Award we need to:

  • Identify an Action Team
  • Action Team has completed a formal Environmental Review
  • Action Team has produced a basic Action Plan and shared plan with the rest of the school community
  • Action Team can identify progress towards achieving elements of the Action Plan
  • The school can indicate that some environmental issues have been covered within the curriculum
  • The school has a prominent, designated noticeboard, web page or newsletter which details Eco Schools activities
 Date Eco Warrior Minutes

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