Welcome to the Discovery School Eco-Club. We meet every Thursday after school and together we learn how to help the environment and to make it a better place.
The Eco-Club is linked to the nationwide scheme Eco-Schools. Our main aim is to get the green flag and to be recognised as an Eco-School. There are nine different topics which we need to focus on. These are; litter, waste, energy, water, biodiversity, school grounds, transport, global citizenship and healthy living.
Congratulations to The Discovery School for achieving the Silver Eco-School Award!
The Eco-Club worked hard on meeting the criteria for the Silver Award and are now planning ways to achieve the Green Flag. They have thought of ideas to improve the school linked to the three topics; Waste, School Grounds and Biodiversity. You can help by supporting their ideas.
So keep a look out for dates, posters and messages of ways you can help us achieve the Green Flag.
1st - 5th March - Waste Week
20th March - Great Big School Clean
22nd March - World Water Day
21st - 25th May - Walk to school week
How to encourage biodiversity in your garden…
Look at the links below for more information...
Click on the RHS logo to find useful information for encouraging wildlife into your garden.
Click on the Gardener's World logo to find information on how to make your own fat balls.
How Eco-Club made their fat cakes...
We used 250g of lard and approximately 500g of seed mixture which we made from bird seed mix, raisins and sunflower seeds.
1. Carefully pierce a hole in the bottom of a clean yoghurt pot and thread a length of string through the hole.
2. Cut the lard into small pieces then melt in the microwave. (Be very careful with the knife and ask an adult to help with the microwave as it is hot.)
3. Mix the seed, raisins and lard together thoroughly.
4. Place the seed mixture into the prepared yoghurt pot with a spoon. Move the string so that it is near the middle of the pot then leave to cool.
For photos of the sunflowers, see the allotment page. As you can see, some impressive specimens and the bees love them.
During Waste Week in June, we weighed the food waste from Thursday lunch times. The average weight was 45kg. This prompted a change of attitude and we now have a range of bins to help us minimise our impact on the environment. We have bins for food waste, dry recyclables and general waste. The food waste will be converted into fuel!
Members of Eco-Club proudly holding the Gold Medal from South, South East in Bloom 2017.