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ECO INITIATIVE: Croxley pupils go green as they move the classroom outdoors

 Published on: 1st June 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Children at Yorke Mead have been inspired by the recent Earth Day to spend even more time learning outdoors.

The School Eco-council has reformed (post lockdown) with new members including those from our youngest year groups (reception).

Meeting weekly, in the allotment area of the school to put forward their views and work on mini projects which include ensuring all classes have pen recycle points and that the eco code is being followed.

Clubs are back up and running at school (in bubbles) including a Year 5 and Early Years gardening club where sweetcorn, potatoes, peas and beans are being planted and cared for.

There has been some dreadful weather recently but that has not stopped the keen gardeners getting their hands dirty!

Early years are also getting excited as plans are underway to create their own outdoor gardening and classroom area.

Mrs Fox successfully applied for a grant to support this and said: “Learning outdoors and getting involved in gardening projects is such a great opportunity for children and supports so many areas of the Early Years curriculum.”

Forest School sessions are also back up and running, with all year groups having time to re-connect and explore the Forest School site again this term.  Allowing children build their resilience, stamina and independent learning skills.

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