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Eco Committee

Eco Committee 2017-18

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Welcome to the Eco Committee page

 

We have some big ideas for improving the outdoor space around school this year - keep your eyes open to see what happens!

 

 

Our Outdoor Areas

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Work has begun to transform our nature area. We are working alongside Oatlands Allotment Group who have already helped clear some of the weeds and shrub area and further work this week is due, intstalling some large raised beds, a pathway to the shady area and the clearing of the pond. Watch out for further developments in the coming months as we work to transform this area into a place of tranquility, peace and a haven for both children and nature!

 

We have had some parents express an interest in helping out with the nature area. If you too would like to join a small (or large!) working group, please get in touch  lhind@oatlands-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk 

 

Moving forward, we are looking for old tyres, wooden pallets, large logs (for sitting on) and old large pans (to make a music station). If you are able to donate any of these things, please make contact at the email address above.

Grant from Yorkshire Agricultural Society

We have been fortunate enough to receive a grant from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) which will go towards the improvement of the nature area as we aim to transform it into a sensory garden. We can't wait for the new year to get stuck in!

 

If you are interested in helping out with the Eco Committee's work on the nature area, have any resources which you may be able to donate or have some expertise in landscaping/gardening, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the school office or Miss Hind on: lhind@oatlands-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

Eco Committee trip to Harlow Carr

On Wednesday, the Eco Committee visited Harlow Carr to take part in an Energy workshop. We learnt about solar and wind power, but the highlight of the day was being able to build our own wind turbines. In groups, we had to create our own turbine blades and stand and at the end, we had a competition to see which team had been able to generate the most power. We did quite well and used lots of maths and DT skills as we worked!

This week, we have been planting primroses and bulbs in the new raised bed outside of the school's reception.

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