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Eco-Schools

As part of our Eco-Schools work, we are investigating how we can make our school kitchen and the meals which they produce more environmentally friendly.

Green Flag with merit: I am incrediby proud to say, that for the seond year in a row, our school has been awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award. However, this year we've done one better, and been given the award with merit. Our flag is proudly displayed in the school hall. Well done to all of the school councillors for all of their hard work!

What a day! We’ve had a great time planting our Tiny Forest, in partnership with Severn Trent and Earthwatch Europe in recognition of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We planted over 600 trees today and we’ll be avidly watching their progress.

Year 5 spent roughly 60 minutes litter picking and collected 23kg of rubbish from our school field and playgound.

As part of our Eco-Schools work, our School Council took part in the 'Sea Starts Here' project. The project's aim is to raise awareness of how much plastic waste goes down the drain, how it travels from there to the ocean and how much damage it does to the creatures which live in the ocean. In order to make people aware of this, they stenciled messages and illustrations around as many drains as possible.

As part of our Eco-Schools work, Year 5 took part in the national 'Litter Less' poster campaign ran by Wrigley's. Here are some of the entries that we submitted to the competition - fingers crossed! Well done to both Taleah and Robyn for being our in-school winners.

As part of our ongoing Eco-Schools work, our School Council have obtained a grant from Severn Trent Water to overhaul and add to our current outdoor learning areas. Below are photos of how the work has progressed since September. We are extremely thankful to both Severn Trent Water for the grant, and to Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust who are completing the work for us. We look forward to being able to make use of our new facilities when they are fully finished.

Today we received another delivery of free trees from the Woodland Trust. We will be planting them around our school grounds over the coming month.

Below are the Woodland Trust's latest school promotional materials which feature our school council. We are very proud!

During the national lockdown, some of our Key Worker Group children made bird feeders from recycled materials.

We are extremely proud to have received the 'Eco-Schools Green Flag' award.

Two Wheel Thursday is here! Each and every Thursday, children from all year groups are encouraged to ride, scoot or walk to school. Once again, the school councilors were an excellent help. Here are some photos of our extremely successful first day! In total, 145 children either rode, or scooted to school. What a start! Let's keep it up Buswells!

This week, the School Council spent two days planting around 350 tress on our school field. They worked alongside several members of the Woodland Trust team and were also filmed, photographed and interviewed for their promotional materials. What a busy and exciting couple of days!

On Monday 9th December, we held our 'Bike To School Day' with Chris from SUSTRANS. As you can see, it was a HUGE success! Well done to the prize winners: Hayden, Ruben, Malachi and Mohammed (KS1) and Chloe, Angel, Kenzie and Amelia (KS2).

This year, the school councilors will be litter picking on a more regular basis. We started in October on a wet and miserable day. In total, we collected 16.6kg of rubbish from the school playground and field.

We were visited by Chris from SUSTRANS East Midlands who worked with us to survey the traffic on Beauville Drive.

Further to achieving our Eco-Schools Bronze award, we have now also been granted our Silver Award. Well done to the school council for all their hard work!

Thanks to the hard work of the School Council, Buswells Lodge has recently been awarded the Eco-Schools Bronze Award. Below is a copy of our certificate.

Today, the school council (along with Mr Perry and Mrs Garner) spent the whole day litter picking around the school grounds. Not only will this make our school look much nicer, but it will also count towards our school achieving Eco-Schools status.

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