At Barton School we are trying to save energy, recycle, and improve our school grounds. Our school has now achieved the Silver Award of the Eco Schools programme.
Eco Committee Waste Week Challenge
The Eco Committee have set a challenge for the children to take part in Waste Week 2014 by either 'Blinging a Bottle' or making a parachute out of recycled materials and bringing them into school to be judged by next Friday (27 June).
If anyone has pond plants or pond expertise to share with us we would be very grateful to hear from you. The Gardening Club are trying to rejuvenate the pond in the wildlife area and create a small 'tub' pond in the garden also.
During the last week of term, some of our pupils helped staff from Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital to release six hedgehogs in an area behind the church. A reporter from the Cambridge News came along to watch, and we are delighted that the hedgehog release has been featured in one of their slideshows this week (click here to open the Cambridge News page in a new window).
Gardening Club Newsletter
Before the Easter holidays we were busy tidying and preparing the garden. We have a new raised bed the Under 5s’ garden, in which we have put some pretty bedding plants and some herbs. We have lots more herbs to plant over the summer. We also planted poppy and sunflower seeds and these are starting to grow.
Thank you to the Barton Gardeners for providing us with lots of plug plants. We have planted the vegetables – some broccoli and cauliflower. We also planted some carrot seeds, chard and radishes. In a couple of weeks, when all danger of frost is past, we will plant the annuals. We have some Lobelia, Alyssum, Geraniums and Begonias to put in pots and hanging baskets.
We ordered some sensory plants through the Morrison’s Let's Grow vouchers scheme, which have now arrived and were planted by the children in Gardening Club on Monday.
- For their smell, we chose chocolate daisies (seeds) and curry plant;
- For their taste, we chose chives, mint and wild strawberry;
- For touch, we chose African sundew plant and lamb's ears.
Thank you all for your support with this project.