Academic Year 2023-24

Eco Blog

Academic Year 2023-24


Eco blog February 2024

Eco Blog February 2024

Spring is in the air!

Eco Club are ready to make our school more colourful.

Last year we were given some gift vouchers from Dobbie’s Garden Centre and Eco Club have spent some of the money on some colourful flowers to brighten up our school grounds.

Look out for them over the next few days.

Mrs Hutchinson Eco Co-ordinator

Eco blog January 2024

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Eco blog November 2023

Elm Grove School are delighted that the green wall is making so much progress.

The brick planters are complete and all of the children will learn more about the project in their assemblies on 28th November, with the eco committee and eco club getting involved in the planting the first week of December. In the mean time we also hope to get the willow screening up along the railings of the top playground to create an immediate barrier whilst we wait for the plants to grow.

A group of parent helpers will help this weekend to shovel tonnes of soil into the planters in order to be ready for the planting.

The PTA did a fantastic job at raising £16,808.05, thank you to all the people who supported this cause.

Plastic Free schools.
One day we would love Elm Grove to become a plastic free school. We have a little way to go but the first step that we can take is by sending our children to school with a water bottle. This could be a shop bought water bottle that has been reused. Please name the bottles as they can look the same and children do not always recognise their own.

We are hoping to stop giving out plastic cups from the office as one use plastic ends up in land fill and is playing a part in climate change. We are doing everything that we can to be a more sustainable school.

If you are struggling to get a water bottle for your child I have a supply of clean bottles in my room that I will be happy to label and give out.

Best wishes,

Sarah Hutchinson Year 5 teacher and Eco Coordinator.

May 2023

Academic Year 2021-22

This past week (6th-10th June) in Eco Club, we have been making sure that our Wild flower meadow has been watered.  We have also been planting vegetables that we grew from seeds. Look how big they are now!
This Autumn and Spring Eco Club have been very busy.
We have painted stones and shells to decorate our Eco Garden.  Planted vegetables and flowers and helped to keep them alive. We have also planted a wildflower meadow and built a new green roof for our Eco Shed. Most of all we have had so much fun!
Thanks so much to everyone involved for making Eco Club so great. A special thanks to Martin Lundgren for all his help, also to Ms Bowen. Most importantly a special thank you to all the children who make Eco Club so wonderful.
Stay green,
Mrs Hutchinson


Academic Year 2020-21

Here are some photographs showing what we have been up to in 2020-21:

Tuesday 11th May:

We have done some still art and drawings for our Eco Board.

We have gone on a wildlife hunt.

We have carried out some weeding.


Tuesday 4th May 2021:

We have filled in a questionnaire about what our school does well in Eco wise and what we need to work on.


Tuesday 27th April:

We have planted some seeds using a special peat free compost.