At Pinewood, we want our children to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute to protecting and sustaining our wonderful world. We do this in many ways such as sponsoring and endangered animal in every class, supporting spana working donkeys, whole school approaches to litter picking, work with the RSPB, work on fair trade...the list goes on!
As a result, children can articulate how important it is to take care of the world and our endangered species. We have the Gold Eco award and receive gold every year. We are true eco warriors and our amazing eco team lead this!
Meet our Eco Team 2022-2023
Agenda: Today we were given our new roles as the eco team. This was done democratically through a class vote. Our roles were then explained to us.
Impact: We are clear on our roles and we know what to expect in the year ahead.
Agenda: We looked at the environmental review today. We got 3/3 for biodiversity, waste, water and healthy living. We scored 2/3 for school grounds, transport and global citizenship. We scored the lowest in relation to energy, litter and marine, scoring on 1/3.
Impact: To have a litter pick in school and report back to our classes on the importance of putting litter in the bin.
Agenda: Today we talked about the impact on the environment of dropping litter. We did a litter pick around school and found gloves, straw wrappers and fruit peel.
Impact: When we went back to our classes, we spoke to our peers about why it is so important to put litter in the bin.
Agenda: Today we looked at some of the resources that we use in school and how eco friendly they are.
Impact: We found out that glitter is not good for the environment (this was part of our environmental review) and we are going to look into finding eco friendly glitter instead.
Agenda: Today we learnt how to chit potatoes. We put the seed potatoes in egg boxes and made sure the 'rose end' was facing upwards (the end with the most eyes to form sprouts or shoots). We then took each box back to the classroom and explained what we had done to the rest of our class. We then put them in a light dry place. When they are ready, we will plant them in our vegetable boxes.
Impact: We know that we can grow our own food and know how to chit potatoes.
Eco Warriors 21/22
A huge big thank you to our wonderful eco warriors for your fantastic efforts this year - I am glad our planet is in your hands. Love Ms Otter xxx
We are an Eco school, to help us achieve and maintain this status we take part in many fun activities, both in school and in the local environment. Caring for the environment is very much a part of our curriculum. Our aim is to reduce, reuse and recycle whatever and whenever we can. We have won the gold and silver awards from Arnold in bloom in the past years. Our children are exposed to growing plants and food whilst learning about why it is important to care for our surroundings.
We were the first Infant school in Nottinghamshire to be awarded the prestigious international Green Flag award.
In June 2020 we were awarded the prestigious Green Flag for the 7th time! Our assessor was really impressed by our efforts towards making our school an Eco school.
"The school continues to show outstanding commitment by everyone to creating a special place where there are outstanding opportunities to investigate, appreciate and understand the environment through active learning. The further extension of the outdoor opportunities for learning are exceptional, especially the many and various areas for gardening and the quality of the outdoor recources recently made by auxiliary staff. Displays of topics and class work are outstanding. There is clearly excellent liaison between all staff who work in the school to create an exceptional environment. Well done - wonderful work by everyone!"
The children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One have been learning about frogs and newts.
Big Garden Birdwatch 2022