Brunswick Primary School

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Brunswick Primary - Eco Schools Page

 

Greening our Classrooms

Many thanks to all children and parents who have brought in a houseplant to improve the quality of our learning environments. Learning amongst plants really is so much more pleasant. The Key Stage 2 competition winner was from Phoenix Class, who now have a splendid vicus benjamina variagata otherwise known as an Austalian weeping fig (see picture to the left).

 

 

Fabulous result from Wear Green for Trees Day: 768 trees to be planted!

Last Friday the children came into school in waves of pale to deep green to raise awareness of the importance of trees in our lives and to raise funds for tree planting. This PTFA initiative, inspired by Parents for the Future, raised an incredible £768 which the Just One Tree organisation will convert into 768 newly planted trees. The Year 3-4 Green Team went all out in promoting the event throughout the entire school. Thank you to all who donated, participated and showed support for this cause.

Tune In – Switch Off

This week the Year 1-2 Green Team are on a mission to identify the energy gobblers within the school and put a stop to unnecessary energy wastage. Stealthily creeping through KS1 on a dull afternoon, they carried out a spot-check on all classrooms whilst the children were at play, switching off any unused electrical appliances. They will be taking the energy saving message to their teachers and classmates in an attempt to save energy and reduce pollution.

The Year 3 – 4 Green Team have discovered that our paper recycling is being contaminated. Shockingly, they found orange peel, pencil sharpenings, wet paper towels and bits of plastic in the paper-only recycling bins! Perhaps it is because the recycling signs are looking so old and tired. In an effort to reinvigorate paper recycling in the school, the Green Team are asking YOU to design a new sign. You have until the 14th of Nov to hand in your A4 design to your class Green Team rep. The competition is open to all year groups and the requirements are:

  • Clear message – recycling for paper and cardboard only
  • Bold lettering
  • Colourful and eye-catching

Good luck!

 

 

Fantastic Fungi

The Year 1-2 Green Team discovered what might be growing in our damp fields and on the damp forest floor this autumn. They learned about some common British fungi and asked many thoughtful questions about them. Can you recognise this bright yellow specimen?

  

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Eco-Schools at Brunswick

 

The Eco-Schools Programme   Eco-Schools is an international award programme providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

 

What do Eco-Schools do?  We work on a variety of environmental themes, ranging from litter and waste to healthy living and biodiversity. 


Pupils are the driving force. They form a Green Team with one child elected in each class and carry out an audit to assess the environmental performance of the school. In conjunction with the rest of the school and the wider community, it is the pupils that decide the environmental themes they want to address and how they’re going to do it.

 

At Brunswick the Green Team, energy and recycling monitors, chicken team, tuck shop team, gardeners, cyclists, walkers and every individual in the school community contributes to our on-going success.

Currently we are being assessed for the renewal of the Eco-School green flag award. If successful we are proud to say that this will be the fifth consecutive time we have achieved green flag status in over ten years of Eco-School work.

Please click on the links on the left to see some of the things we have been doing since our last assessment.

 

                                                                                         

          Green Team Calendar