Green Team launch 2019!
We welcomed the new year with a get together to make bird feeders for the tree above the chicken coop. Some new green friends and old talked about our big ideas for the Green Team for the year. An after-school Green Team Club will be starting shortly - watch this space!
Green Team launch 2019!
We welcomed the new year with a get together to make bird feeders for the tree above the chicken coop. Some new green friends and old talked about our big ideas for the Green Team for the year.
An after-school Green Team Club has just begun. A new group of eco-warriors has taken ownership of the eco-audit which will highlight what we do well and where we can improve. This eco-audit will help them devise their action plan and all the new initiatives they come up with to make Parson St even greener.
The Green Team:
We have an active, keen and determined Green Team composed of representatives from each class. These children put themselves forward because they are passionate about sustainability, our environment and reducing waste through recycling. A governor and the caretakers are also willing members.
The children take ownership, leading initiatives and inspiring others – this is what makes it innovative and so successful. A new focus this year will be on investigating how we can reduce our impact rather than just recycle.
Each year the team work together using data they have collated from audits, the school action plan and advice from eco schools to establish an action plan of goals for the following year. Projects include annual events such as Switch Off Week, Empty Classroom Day and local litter picks. All of these help us achieve our motto of ‘Green World, Green Parson Street.’
Last academic year, we were thrilled to be invited to the Eco-Awards in collaboration with Sustainable Learning. We also collaborate with other schools which helps motivate our green team to strive to achieve even more as well as giving them opportunities they would never normally have! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss a project or have a great green idea.
Over the years, we have also seen a big increase in both the number of staff and children involved with biodiversity for example, through our gardening club, the rejuvenation of our conservation area and pond and the planting of a wild flower garden by our youngest children. Our Autumn Two Term sees the launch of the Forest School program with some our youngest Team Parson Street members.
The Green Team work very hard at Parson Street and they have been delighted to be recognised for this with the following awards:
Parson Street Primary School,
Bedminster Road, Bedminster,
Bristol, BS3 5NR