St Andrew's Church of England Primary School An intelligent heart acquires knowledge and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15

Eco Community

Completed Environmental review and notes:


Growing potatoes from left overs
Sunflower progress
Progress of the vegetables planted

Environmental review of our school:

The importance of water:

Milk bottle watering cans
Water certificate
Using water
learning about water
The importance of water

Seeds and growing:

Niger, Millet and sunflower seeds as well as, green beans, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and more sunflower seeds. 

Feeding the birds:

Re-using a toilet roll tube as a bird feeder!

Our school Eco pledge:

Eco pledges:

Our Eco committee have all completed an Eco pledge to support our school and community area. 

Amazing act of kindness and recycling:

A pupil decided to sort through her toys and instead of throwing them away decided to clean them and pop them outside for any children who would like one can take one. 

Growing our own veg:

Peas and carrots planted in school and taken                                       Planting potatoes at home. 

home to grow and produce veg. 

A large bug hotel:

An amazing bug hotel made at home. 

Up-cycled items:

Up-cycled milk bottle watering can
Saving plastic by refilling
Up-cycled milk bottle hanging basket
Up-cycled milk bottle bird feeder

A plastic bottle made into a piggy bank. 

A milk bottle made into an Elmer. 

Examples of the challenges:


We are still collecting household batteries!


The Eco club have enjoyed planting carrot, cress and pea seeds. Lets watch them grow!
Our Eco song is sung to the music to There's a hole in the bottom of the sea. 

Eco display board:

We have held our very first Eco meeting today which was fantastic the children had a fantastic discussion and some brilliant ideas about how we are going to move forward as a school and towards the Eco award. 

Amazing Workshops:

Great opportunities for February half-term at Woodside Farm. 

Eco Committee:

Amazing contributions from pupils! Our first Eco committee meeting will be Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 12:30pm. Let's get our action plan sorted! 

Our journey to becoming an Eco school:

Stanley St Andrews are forming an Eco Committee! We are going to apply for the Eco award for our Eco garden and other spaces around the school. Part of this process is the forming of and Eco committee, children will be presenting posters or presentations in one of our collective worships to say why they want be part of the committee and what they feel our first steps should be. The presentation date is the 22.01.20! 


Poster / Presentations should include:

- Why you feel you would be a good candidate for the Eco committee

- What are you passionate about and why? 

- What first steps you feel Stanley St. Andrew's needs to take and why? 

Eco club enjoying the garden:

Eco club enjoying the Eco garden after the parent help days. Wow! The Eco garden looks amazing thank you parents and grandparents it looks fantastic! 

Litter pick opportunity:

Yr6 Eco Leads have found a local litter pick and would like as many of you to go and help as possible. If you do go and help out please take a photo and bring into school for us to pop on our website and Eco book. 

First session in the Eco garden of 2019/2020:

Great session in the Eco garden and a great start to our bug hotel! 
Autumn 1 Overview:

Requirements for the club (every session):

  • Wellies / appropriate footwear ready for some mud and fun
  • Waterproof coat / clothing
  • Trousers
  • Gardening gloves


Outside activity

Inside activity

Resources required from pupils:

Week 1

Week 2

Insect hotel

Explain about lavender and how we are going to dry it.

Design a seed packet

  • Plant pots small
  • Hay/straw

Week 3

Making scarecrows.

Making scarecrows.

  • Hay/ straw
  • Small old clothing

Week 4

Planting winter bedding plants in Eco garden

Eco friendly school – What can we do?  

  • Winter pansies
  • Cyclamen Primulas
  • Ornamental peppers/cabbages
  • Heathers

Week 5

Lavender bags

Lavender bags


Week 6

Planting indoor bulbs to sell at Christmas fair

Planting indoor bulbs to sell at Christmas fair

  • Small plastic pots
  • Compost
  • Indoor bulbs

Week 7

Wind charm

Wind charm

  • Natural resources such as, pinecones etc…

Week 8


Bird feeders:

We really enjoyed making bird feeders. 

Junk modelling mini beasts:

Identifying animals through their droppings:

Eco club had a fantastic session learning about how to identify an animal through their droppings. Great conversation about what animals eat and where they live. 

After School Club have been exploring the ECO Garden this afternoon, they went bird watching and they put there bird feeders out they made yesterday.

Children's work:

We have been designing  mobiles for the Eco Garden. The children will use twigs, string and their pictures they have made as well as bottle tops to create a wind charm affect. 

Our fantastic Eco Garden in the mist:

Eco Club:

Eco club helping tidy up the Eco Garden. 

Tree faces:

The children have made some tree faces and a sign for the gate down to the Eco garden. We completed these one of the evenings it was far to wet to go out. Otherwise we would have put the material onto the bark of the tree to make the faces. 

Parent day in the Eco Garden:

A great big thank you to all who came along to help on the very cold and wet day. We made a huge amount of progress. We are luck enough to have a parent to repair the wooden structure. Further work will be going on through this year and into the next. 

Special treat for Eco Club:

Hot chocolate as a treat for all of their hard work!

Reception enjoying the outdoors:

Finding twigs to compare size, twigs that look like numbers and children getting close to nature. 

Eco club:

The children in Eco club have been working really hard gardening to ensure the veg boxes are clear of grass and weeds. 

Eco Garden at the start of the year:

Eco Garden 2018