Green Bugs are going to investigate how much paper we recycle and whether we could use the paper we recycle more efficiently.
This week some of us spent part of the afternoon planting some flowers by the buddy bench and tidying litter from the front playground.
Green Bugs 2016-2017
Having achieved the Eco School Bronze award status last year, this year’s motivated Green Bugs team are looking at ways which as a school community we can reduce our energy usage. The team leaders have done an evaluation on the school and we are putting together an action plan, these actions could be litter picking around school, planting new trees, feeding the birds and holding assemblies. We are appointing monitors who will be checking regularly that the lights and computers are switched off when not in use and that we are not wasting water by leaving taps running.
New playground toys
On behalf of all the children at Bishop Monkton, Green bugs would like to thank Friends of School for buying new playtime toys. We have been sorting them out and now have, not only lots of new colourful toys for the playground, but a boxful of exciting things to play with in the summer when we are out on the field.
Last year the Green bugs team worked towards getting an Eco school award. This meant that we had to do an evaluation of the school, looking at the nine different eco school topics which are: Waste, Energy, Water, Litter, School grounds, healthy eating, Global citizenship, Living things and Transport.
From the evaluation we made a school action plan of activities which will help our school community think about environmental issues.
We are really excited to announce that we have achieved the bronze award.