Hi, it’s Martin here from P3b!
I’m in the Eco Committee and have made some posters to put up in the school. I have three posters, one that says ‘keep the park clean’, one that says ‘always recycle paper’ and also one that says ‘do not cut down trees’ (unless you plant more).
This term we are heading towards getting our Green Flag (as an environmentally aware school)! We have done lots of very exciting things, like running a Fairtrade tuck shop to raise money for Fairtrade. In the New Year we will be doing Big Schools Birdwatch- more information on that to come!
We would like to ask you how you have been getting on with your Eco working. Have you been recycling, putting litter in bins and switching off lights when they’re not needed?
Thank you for looking after our world,
Congratulations to Magnus, who was awarded the title of Green Ambassador of the Eco Group. Magnus has worked very hard as an enthusiastic member of the Eco group for over two years.
He has suggested many ideas that the group have taken forward and also represented the Eco group at our recent visit to North Queensferry Primary School.
Magnus was awarded with a certificate, badge, wrist band and key ring from the World Wildlife Fund.
Well done, Magnus !
Our Eco group received a very important invitation from the Horticultural Trades Association who were hosting an event at the Scottish Parliament.
Neil Cummings paid us a visit beforehand and asked us if we could produce some informative posters to display at our stand and share our outdoor learning bags that we recently made up to enhance outdoor learning experiences at our school.
On the night, our Eco Group were even given the opportunity to speak to everyone at the event and share our message, that it is important to care for the environment for future generations.
We were then given a private tour of the debating chamber and were allowed to sit on the seats of the MSP’s including the First Minister ! Exciting times.
On Friday morning, Primary 6 and 7 donned rubber gloves and high-vis vests to take part in a community project to beautiful Abbeyhill. This involved cleaning graffiti and fly posting off of shops, lampposts, traffic islands and wherever we could spot it. The pupils showed a lot of enthusiasm and were determined to make Abbeyhill look as good as it should.
Upon retuning to the meeting point with our tools, the pupils were asked to line up and were delighted to receive a certificate and a voucher for Blackwells for all their hard work. A well deserved reward for a community clean up!
Primary 1/2 have been busy on their Eco job, tidying up the bottle gardens on the Nursery fence. A lot of the plants had not survived the winter so we took out the dead ones and put in some pretty new pansies. Later on we will sow some seeds in them as well. Now we just have to make sure we keep them watered.