The Plastic Free Picnic took place in Borough Gardens, Dorchester to celebrate the town achieving SAS Plastic Free Community Status. It has been a campaign lead by Damers First School children with support from Dorchester Town Council, Litter Free Dorset, local businesses and community groups. On the day there were a whole host of stalls […]
Damers First School had a brand new nature area with pond constructed in the school grounds. The money was raised by the children who designed, produced and sold their award winning Waxtastic No Plastic (an alternative to cling film). Some of the funds also came from the awards the school have won through the children’s […]
These amazing poems were written by Year 3 children at Damers First School after taking part in the #GBSpringClean The children were inspired by Steve Backshall poem “Jemima Glitter and the voyage of Bob the Bottle”
Damers First School children have produced phenomenal art work as part of Open for Art Fortnight. This work has been inspired by Prince Charles’s book Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World. The children worked with recycle sculpture artist Peter Margerum to construct a natural life cycle with minibeasts, pollinators and flowers made […]
The chickens arrived and are getting use to their new home in Hensington Palace! The children are coming up with names for the chickens and these will be selected after Half Term. Each Year group have a different coloured chicken to look after.
Children in Year 3 at Damers First School have written some amazing poems about their hopes for a litter-free future. Take a look below.
Over the Easter Holidays a chicken coop and run was built read for five different coloured chickens that will be arriving over the bank holiday weekend. Each year group will look after their own chicken. The whole school is very excited to meet their new feathered friends! The chicken coop and run was partly funded […]
In the Times Educational Supplement Magazine they announced that Damers First School have been shortlisted for the National TES School Awards (regarded as the Oscars of teaching! ) in the Sustainable Schools Category. This is the second year in a row we have been shortlisted for all our sustainable work over the past 12 months. […]
A photo of Damers First School Year 3 children from their Chesil Beach Clean was in the Daily Mail as part of the #GBSpringClean round up. The children collected 5 bags of rubbish in just over an hour. There are some really interesting statistics from the 4 weeks. Please take a look and read the […]
Local Councillor and member of the Plastic Free Dorchester Steering Group Stella Jones came in to visit the children at Damers First School to hear about their Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign. The children asked her questions and listened to her speak about the ideas she had planned for the town in the future related to […]