To mark World Bee Day, Year 7 Rookwood House at St Mary’s School Ascot prepared a memorable assembly. The whole school was in attendance and pupils and staff were given some thought-provoking material. This year, World Bee Day highlighted that one-third of the UK’s bee population has disappeared over the past decade and 24% of […]
Members of the Eco Committee at St Mary’s School Ascot constantly discuss ways in which students might reduce the use of plastic in their daily life at school. Over the last year all plastic cups in the student refectory have been replaced by water glasses and polystyrene lunch boxes have been replaced by reusable Tupperware […]
The world’s deadliest animal is not what students at St Mary’s Ascot expected. According to a study supported and published by Bill Gates, approximately 6 lives per year are claimed by sharks, 60,000 people lose their lives due to snake bites, 580,000 humans are killed by other humans and 830,000 people are killed by mosquitoes […]
Salt water makes up approximately 97% of Earth’s water which leaves only about 3% freshwater available for plants and animals. In addition, two thirds of the freshwater is actually frozen solid in glaciers, snow and polar ice caps. Only surface water and groundwater can be used by living organisms and once it becomes polluted, it […]
How can a rapidly accelerating warming of the Earth – known as ‘Climate Change’ – result in the onset of a new Ice Age? Students at St Mary’s Ascot used the Roots & Shoots resource ‘Iceworld’ as a guide to their study of the link between a rise in temperature on Earth and the link […]
Plastic is used for lots of useful things that are convenient and cheap. Plastic has become part and parcel of human life for the last 100 years. There are many different types of plastic, made into all sorts of shapes, colours and sizes. During Science week at St Mary’s School Ascot, year 7 used the […]
As we studied trees we understood how important they are for wildlife and biodiversity. Now we care about trees more than ever. Year 7 at St Mary’s School Ascot used the Roots & Shoots activity ‘A World without trees’ as an inspiration to research and learn about issues such as the change of forests over […]
St Mary’s School Ascot in Ascot, Berkshire joined Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible today. You can see where St Mary’s School Ascot is on a map and read about their local environment here.